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Weird scope error

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I am trying to use the TidyHTMLTreeBuilder module which is part of
elementtidy, but I am getting what appears to be some sort of scope
error and it is scrambling my n00b brain.

The module file ( tried to import ElementTree by
doing the following:

from elementtree import ElementTree

This bombed, so after a bit of poking around I replaced it with :

from xml.etree import ElementTree

This appears to have worked. However, when I try and parse a file using
the function :

I receive the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
line 107, in parse
return ElementTree.parse(source, TreeBuilder())
NameError: global name 'ElementTree' is not defined
The code producing the error is as follows:

def parse(source):
return ElementTree.parse(source, TreeBuilder())

Surely, if the from... import has worked, ElementTree is in the global
scope and should therefore be accessible to the function parse?

Can anybody help?

Apr 5 '08 #1
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