New in version 2.0.
The module xml.sax.saxutils contains a number of classes and
functions that are commonly useful when creating SAX applications,
either in direct use, or as base classes.
- escape(data[, entities])
Escape "&", "<", and ">" in a string
You can escape other strings of data by passing a dictionary as the
optional entities parameter. The keys and values must all be
strings; each key will be replaced with its corresponding value.
- quoteattr(data[, entities])
Similar to escape(), but also prepares data to be
used as an attribute value. The return value is a quoted version of
data with any additional required replacements.
quoteattr() will select a quote character based on the
content of data, attempting to avoid encoding any quote
characters in the string. If both single- and double-quote
characters are already in data, the double-quote characters
will be encoded and data will be wrapped in doule-quotes. The
resulting string can be used directly as an attribute value:
>>> print "<element attr=%s>" % quoteattr("ab ' cd \" ef")
<element attr="ab ' cd " ef">
This function is useful when generating attribute values for HTML or
any SGML using the reference concrete syntax.
New in version 2.2.
- class XMLGenerator([out[, encoding]])
This class implements the ContentHandler interface by
writing SAX events back into an XML document. In other words, using
an XMLGenerator as the content handler will reproduce the
original document being parsed. out should be a file-like
object which will default to sys.stdout. encoding is the
encoding of the output stream which defaults to
- class XMLFilterBase(base)
This class is designed to sit between an XMLReader and the
client application's event handlers. By default, it does nothing
but pass requests up to the reader and events on to the handlers
unmodified, but subclasses can override specific methods to modify
the event stream or the configuration requests as they pass through.
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- prepare_input_source(source[, base])
This function takes an input source and an optional base URL and
returns a fully resolved InputSource object ready for
reading. The input source can be given as a string, a file-like
object, or an InputSource object; parsers will use this
function to implement the polymorphic source argument to their