[XML-SIG] best way to parse a simple xml string?
michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com
Fri Dec 23 21:53:33 CET 2005
I think I found a way to accomplish my goal with minidom. Is this the most
direct solution for my goal, or is there a simpler way? Thanks again.
document = '<user first="jean" last="valjean" dob="17290101" children="1"
hobby="stealing bread" />'
dom = xml.dom.minidom.parseString(document)
t = dom.getElementsByTagName("user")
for cnt in range(0, t.attributes.length):
if t.attributes.item(cnt).nodeName == "hobby":
print 'hobby = ' + t.attributes.item(cnt).nodeValue
On 12/23/05, Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I appologize for positing such a trivial question, but I am having trouble
> decrypting the python XML documentation.
> I am parsing a relatively simple strings, each of which consist of a
> single xml tag. For example:
> <user first="jean" last="valjean" dob="17290101" children="1"
> hobby="stealing bread" />
> What is the best way to determine only the user's hobby? pulldom, sax,
> something else? is there guidance on using xml tools for single tags? This
> is what I have so far
> from xml.dom.pulldom import *
> a = parseString('<user first="jean" last="valjean" dob="17290101"
> children="1" hobby="stealing bread" />')
> I've tried getEvent() and expandNode(), but am not getting any closer to
> accessing the content in the string. What are your suggestions on the best
> way to retrieve the hobby? Thank you very much any help.
> Hope you all have a happy holiday,
> Mike Gilbert
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