Removing ":" from namespace in a XML file parsing
I am trying to modify XML file using xml.etree.ElementTree on Python 2.6.6 (due to restrictions) and facing ns0 issue. I looked at this issue and used ET._namespace_map[uri] = prefix as suggested which removed ns0 but the element tags still has the : value. How do we remove it or does it impact the validity of the XML file when we use if for further processing?
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> <Seed xmlns="http://www.example.com"> <TagA> <TagB>B</TagB> <TagC>c</TagC> </TagA> </Seed>
import xml.etree.ElementTree as ET tree = ET.parse('sample.xml') root = tree.getroot() try: ET.register_namespace("","http://example.com") except AttributeError: def register_namespace(prefix, uri): ET._namespace_map[uri] = prefix register_namespace("","http://www.example.com") tree.write('sample.xml')
Note: I could not use lxml or other xml.etree that is supported only from 2.7 version.