So, first off - I'm new to Twisted. I've done mostly Zope & lxml + the standard libs for my "web" needs until I got involved in a crazy project that _needs_ an event loop.
My initial reaction is that there's no right answer to your question without more detail. I'm just getting started, but Stan provides excellent facilities for loading in XML files and then composing them, including the ability to create templates. I don't like transcoding - the easiest way to see if your code will generate the XML you want is if your code _is_ the XML you want.
This is probably the best place to read about this method:
These XML templates are pretty well self-documenting, and can be easily edited by anyone with a basic understanding of XML.
If you want to use a pure python solution, and you don't want to use Stan, I'd second a vote for ElementTree. This also provides an easy migration path to Martjin Faasen's (sp?) blazing fast (and otherwise generally awesome) lxml package:
Cheers, Dav Clark 917-544-8408
From: "Nicholas Milkovits" email@example.com Subject: [Twisted-web] Best way to serve up XML
...what other twisted users think 1) is the most maintainable approach 2) what method has the most stable supporting libs and 3) is the fastest. On average the XML documents will be small but could potentially grow to a considerable size. Any comments or insights are appreciated.
Dav Clark 917-544-8408