# Strip LF characters from XML data in <name> - </name>
# and write to another file
inFile = open('C:\\YourDirectory\\Test.xml', 'r')
lineList = inFile.readlines()
inFile.close()
outFile = open('C:\\YourDirectory\\Test2.xml', 'w')
 
lastIndexS, lastIndexE = 0, 0
for item in lineList:
 if '<name>' in item:
 indexStart = lineList.index(item, lastIndexS+1)
 lastIndexS = indexStart
 
if '</name>' in item:
 indexEnd = lineList.index(item, lastIndexE+1)
 lastIndexE = indexEnd
 for i in range(indexStart, indexEnd):
 if lineList[i] == '<name>\n':
 lineList[i] = lineList[i].strip('\n')
 else: lineList[i] = lineList[i].strip('\n')+" "
 
outFile.writelines(lineList)
outFile.close()