openpyxl.xml.functions module

XML compatability functions

openpyxl.xml.functions.tostring(element, *, encoding='utf-8', method=None, short_empty_elements=True)

Generate string representation of XML element.

All subelements are included. If encoding is “unicode”, a string is returned. Otherwise a bytestring is returned.

element is an Element instance, encoding is an optional output encoding defaulting to US-ASCII, method is an optional output which can be one of “xml” (default), “html”, “text” or “c14n”.

Returns an (optionally) encoded string containing the XML data.