[XML-SIG] How to add standalone="no" to my xml declaration

Chuck Bearden cfbearden at gmail.com
Mon Apr 17 20:14:30 CEST 2006

There is a class variable in xml.dom.minidom.Document declared for the
standalone value, and it is copied to the cloned node in the cloneNode
method of the Document object, and there is an accessor
'_get_standalone' to get the value, but otherwise it doesn't appear to
be used at all in the minidom code.


On 4/14/06, Stephen Briley <sdb1031 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to learn about Python and XML.  I would like to be able to add
> standalone="no" to my xml declaration when writing an xml file, but I am
> unable to figure out how.  So far, I have the following code:
>  import xml.dom.minidom
>  doc2 = xml.dom.minidom.Document()
>  print doc2.toxml('iso-8859-1')
>  Which produces the following XML declaration:
>  <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
>  However, my goal is to have the XML declaration look like the following:
>  <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1" standalone="no" ?>
>  The following link mentions "standalone" as a Document class variable, but
> I am unsure how to make this work or even if I am on the right track.
> http://epydoc.sourceforge.net/stdlib/private/_xmlplus.dom.minidom.Document-class.html#encoding
>  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>  Thanks.
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