[FRPythoneers] looking for help with elementtree

Sean Gillies sgillies at frii.com
Fri Jun 27 18:59:02 MDT 2003


On Friday, June 27, 2003, at 02:51  PM, Sean Gillies wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Just subscribed today and am looking forward to contributing to
> the discussions.  First, I have a question.
>
> I am having fun using ElementTree in a project but have
> run into a problem.  Maybe one of you has run across and
> solved it?
>
> After reading in an element tree from XML, I get
> an element from the tree like this:
>
>    properties = tree.find('PROPERTIES')
>
> If I wrap properties in an ElementTree and write, the XML
> output is:
>
> <PROPERTIES><ENVELOPE minx="-106" maxx="-105" miny="40" maxy="41"/>
> ....</PROPERTIES>
>
> If I execute code like this:
>
>     for child in properties:
>         print child.tag
>
> Then it does print out
>
>     ...
>     ENVELOPE
>     ...
>
> evidently there is an ENVELOPE element?
>
> however, I am not able to find the ENVELOPE element under
> PROPERTIES:
>
>     properties.find('ENVELOPE')
>
> returns None.
>
> How can find() return None when I am finding an element tagged 
> 'ENVELOPE'
> when iterating over properties?
>
> cheers,
> Sean
>
>
Nevermind ... found the problem.

S.




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