[Zope] XML

Ed Leafe ed@leafe.com
Thu, 6 Mar 2003 20:41:22 -0500

On Thursday, March 6, 2003, at 04:17  PM, D. Rick Anderson wrote:

> Whoa .. ok. I was under the impression that Zope had built-in support
> for XML. If that's the case then I'll just send the data in CSV format.
> We have too many servers that will be pulling these reports and I want
> to keep the installed products down to a minimum.

	I wrote an XML parser in Python that I've been using with good 
results.  It has public methods for locating nodes by tag, retrieving 
content by tag, printing a tree of the DOM structure, and getting 
child/parent/sibling nodes of any node. Since I'm mostly using it to 
handle SOAP web services, there is also a simple way of getting the 
name of the method invoked by the SOAP call.
	Copy it to your Extensions folder; then it's just a matter of creating 
an External Method to get the DOM object. From there, the code is 
pretty simple. Here's an example:

	lcXML = context.REQUEST['BODY']
	loXML = context.xmlDOM(lcXML)
	lcMethod = loXML.getSOAPMethodName()
	lcLastName = loXML.contentByTag("lastname")

	You can download xmlDOM.py from my website: 

	Please let me know if you have any problems or questions.

  Ed Leafe