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> Hi, I am a beginner in XML and Python as well and I am trying to learn as
> much as possible by writing some examples myself. I created a very simple
> xml file with just one element. Then I loaded the file into the DOM tree
> using the 4DOM parser. Once the it was loaded, I appended a couple of
> elements to the root. This was all fine, but when I went back to the xml
> file nothing was updated. Isn't the xml file supposed to be updated
> automatically from the DOM tree? If not, what I do have to do to see the
No, once the processor has processed the file, it is done with the file.
There would be no further connection with the file unless you wrote some
code to maintain a connection. That would be very hard (for a general
If by "see changes" you mean to load an xml file into an editor and look at
its contents, then you have to serialize the in-memory data (a DOM in this
case, right?) to a file.