I'm trying to pass xml into a cgi script and have some problems because I both
want to escape all my inputs (to avoid the possibility of an html injection
attack) and also allow my xml to be obtained in its original form.
I thought of this
from xml.sax.saxutils import escape as xmlEscape
self.__raw__ = v
>>> print x
>>> print x.__raw__
ie always wrap the value, but access to the original is possible via __raw__.
However, if you do anything like x.strip() the original is lost. I'm not sure
that's a bad thing, but I thought I would ask what others do for this problem.