Version 0.7.1 of the Python/XML distribution is now available. It should be considered a beta release, and can be downloaded from the following URLs:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/pyxml/PyXML-0.7.1.tar.gz http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/pyxml/PyXML-0.7.1.win32-py1.5.exe http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/pyxml/PyXML-0.7.1.win32-py2.1.exe http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/pyxml/PyXML-0.7.1.win32-py2.2.exe http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/pyxml/PyXML-0.7.1-1.5.2.i386.rpm http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/pyxml/PyXML-0.7.1-2.2.i386.rpm
Changes in this version, compared to 0.7:
* sgmlop offers the XMLUnicodeParser (contributed by Walter Dörwald). * setup.py now supports the option --with(out)-pyexpat. * On Mac OS X, -flat_namespace is used to build extensions. * XBEL support for parsing Opera, MSIE, and Netscape bookmarks was improved. * c14n is now documented in the reference manual. * Support for older expat versions is dropped from pyexpat. * pyexpat can intern strings found during parsing in a dictionary. * xml.ns now provides XLINK and RNG namespaces. * 4DOM supports now arbitrary Unicode element and attribute names. * pulldom supports the iterator protocol. * Spanish xmlproc messages have been added. * xml.sax.expatreader has a feature to intern strings, and a property to access the interning dictionary. * Construction of Unicode regular expressions in xml.utils.characters happens lazily through accessor functions. * Various bugs have been fixed (4DOM, minidom, c14n, marshal.generic, xmlproc, sax.expatreader, sax.writer, xml.utils.iso8601)
The Python/XML distribution contains the basic tools required for processing XML data using the Python programming language, assembled into one easy-to-install package. The distribution includes parsers and standard interfaces such as SAX and DOM, along with various other useful modules.
The package currently contains:
* XML parsers: Pyexpat (Jack Jansen), xmlproc (Lars Marius
Garshol), sgmlop (Fredrik Lundh).
* SAX interface (Lars Marius Garshol) * minidom DOM implementation (Paul Prescod) * 4DOM and 4XPath from Fourthought (Uche Ogbuji, Mike Olson) * Schema implementations: TREX (James Tauber) * Various utility modules and functions (various people) * Documentation and example programs (various people)
The code is being developed bazaar-style by contributors from the Python XML Special Interest Group, so please send comments, questions, or bug reports to email@example.com.
For more information about Python and XML, see: http://www.python.org/topics/xml/
-- Martin v. Löwis http://www.informatik.hu-berlin.de/~loewis