Package lxml :: Module etree :: Class ElementBase
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Class ElementBase

object --+    
  _Element --+
Known Subclasses:

All custom Element classes must inherit from this one.

Note that you cannot (and must not) instantiate this class or its subclasses.

Subclasses must not override __init__ or __new__ as it is absolutely undefined when these objects will be created or destroyed. All persistent state of Elements must be stored in the underlying XML. If you really need to initialize the object after creation, you can implement an _init(self) method that will be called after object creation.

Instance Methods
a new object with type S, a subtype of T
__new__(T, S, ...)

Inherited from _Element: __contains__, __copy__, __deepcopy__, __delitem__, __getitem__, __iter__, __len__, __nonzero__, __repr__, __reversed__, __setitem__, addnext, addprevious, append, clear, extend, find, findall, findtext, get, getchildren, getiterator, getnext, getparent, getprevious, getroottree, index, insert, items, iter, iterancestors, iterchildren, iterdescendants, iterfind, itersiblings, itertext, keys, makeelement, remove, replace, set, values, xpath

Inherited from object: __delattr__, __getattribute__, __hash__, __init__, __reduce__, __reduce_ex__, __setattr__, __str__


Inherited from _Element: attrib, nsmap, prefix, sourceline, tag, tail, text

Inherited from object: __class__

Method Details

__new__(T, S, ...)

Returns: a new object with type S, a subtype of T
Overrides: object.__new__