fulmicoton fulmicoton - 7 months ago 9
Python Question

How do I validate xml against a DTD file in Python

I need to validate an XML string (and not a file)
against a DTD description file.

How can that be done in

python
?

Answer

Another good option is lxml's validation which I find quite pleasant to use.

A simple example taken from the lxml site:

from StringIO import StringIO

from lxml import etree

dtd = etree.DTD(StringIO("""<!ELEMENT foo EMPTY>"""))
root = etree.XML("<foo/>")
print(dtd.validate(root))
# True

root = etree.XML("<foo>bar</foo>")
print(dtd.validate(root))
# False
print(dtd.error_log.filter_from_errors())
# <string>:1:0:ERROR:VALID:DTD_NOT_EMPTY: Element foo was declared EMPTY this one has content
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