[XML-SIG] Re: does xml.dom.minidom support DTD validation?

James Kew james.kew at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 00:40:04 CET 2005

"Greg Wilson" <gvwilson at cs.utoronto.ca> wrote in message 
news:d1ndrs$kd1$1 at sea.gmane.org...
> Title says it all --- is there a way to get xml.dom.minidom to validate a 
> document against a DTD?

Maybe, depending on what "document" means here. If you have PyXML installed, 
you can use its validating parser to feed minidom:

    import xml.sax.sax2exts
    import xml.sax.handler

    parser = xml.sax.sax2exts.XMLValParserFactory.make_parser()
    doc = xml.dom.minidom.parse(filename, parser=parser)

Validation errors get raised as xml.sax.SaxParseException, or you can set an 
error handler using parser.SetErrorHandler.

> Or against a Relax:NG schema?

Not that I know of.


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