Category: Python

Python XML Parsing – Complete Examples

Python XML Parsing

Python XML Parsing – We shall learn to parse xml documents in python programming language. There are many options available out there. We shall go through enough example for the following libraries

We shall look into examples to parse the xml file, extract attributes, extract elements, etc. for all of the above libraries.

We shall consider following xml file for  examples going forward in this tutorial.


ElementTree – Python XML Parser

ElementTree comes along with python.


Get Root Tag Name


Get Attributes of Root


Iterate over child nodes of root


Iterate over child nodes of root and get their attributes


Access Elements of a Node


Access Elements of a Node without knowing their tag names