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13.6. The DocumentFragment class

If you are building only part of an XML document, use the DocumentFragment constructor instead of Document:

DocumentFragment ( nsMap )

where the nsMap is a dictionary that maps namespace prefixes to namespace URIs, as in the Document constructor.

The constructor returns a new, empty document fragment. It has two methods:

.serialize ( outFile=None )
.write ( outFile=None )

Either of these methods will write the content of the fragment to an output file. Its arguments are the same as for the .serialize() and .write() method of the Document class; see Section 13.2.2, “ Document methods ”.

Attach content to a DocumentFragment the same way you would to a Document: by passing it as the first argument to an Element or other constructor.