[Web-SIG] Are both htmllib and HTMLParser needed?
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Wed Feb 20 15:35:18 CET 2008
ISTR that HTMLParser was the preferred one. It is certainly newer, and
doesn't carry the baggage of sgmllib which I would discard together
with htmllib). Maybe Fred Drake remembers (he's listed as the
co-author on the initial checkin message).
On Feb 20, 2008 2:21 AM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> I started a discussion about creating an html package over on the
> stdlib-sig when I realized that htmllib and HTMLParser seem really
> similar. Are both modules needed at this point? Otherwise something
> like html.parser and html.xparser will be needed to tell them apart in
> the package since they both use the same name for the classes they
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