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minidom get Element value

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Hi all,

Today's embarassingly simple question goes like this.

I have a file, testdoc.xml, to parse.
Inside the file is an element

<refrain>Yo, Ho, Ho</refrain>

So, starting with

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  2. from xml.dom import minidom
  3. xmldoc = minidom.parse('home\me\testdoc.xml')
therefrain = getTagsByName('refrain')
print therefrain.toxml()

does print the whole Element

What code do I need to merely print the *value* of the element, i.e.,
I would like to see

Yo, Ho, Ho

printed out.

I can get Attribute values, the whole Element with tags, etc., and
could do a substring search on the Element, but surely something
exists within minidom to do this.


Jul 18 '05 #1
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