[XML-SIG] using minidom

Andrew Clover and-xml at doxdesk.com
Tue Jun 26 04:52:10 CEST 2007

Alexandro Colorado wrote:

> I joined yet I don't see many user-driven question which makes me
> think that maybe I am on the wrong list.

Nope, you're fine - apart from the mailspew (if that's not at my end).

This list is quiet of late as the PyXML project sees little development 
these days. minidom, for all its flaws, is a pretty stable target, and 
4DOM use is in decline.

> I want to change the toolbar:visible atribute from false to true  
> preffering to use minidom.

That's pretty trivial:

     OONS= 'http://openoffice.org/2001/toolbar'
     doc= minidom.parse(PATH)

     item= doc.getElementsByTagNameNS(OONS, 'toolbaritem')[0]
     item.setAttributeNS(OONS, 'toolbar:visible', 'true')

     fp= open(PATH, 'wb')

minidom's documentation isn't that in-depth, but then it doesn't need to 
be, as most of the manipulation methods are standard ones documented by 
W3C DOM Level 2 Core.

And Clover
mailto:and at doxdesk.com

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