Sunday, December 24, 2006

some simple XML (opml) parsing in Python

Say you have an opml file, whose filename is stored in the variable "filename":

from xml.dom import minidom
xmldoc = minidom.parse(filename)

Print all the feed urls in the file

for x in xmldoc.getElementsByTagName('outline'):
   if x.attribute.has_key('xmlUrl'):

Where your opml doc probably looks like:

      <title>Title for document</title>
      <outline text="somerssfeedtext" title="somerssfeedtitle" htmlUrl="urltofeedssite" xmlUrl="urltofeed">
      ... (more outline elements)

For more xml/python goodness look here.

If you want to use xpath/xml/python, look here.

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