[BangPypers] PyXML deprecated?

Gagan Shrestha gagan.shrestha at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 08:08:51 CET 2009


Thanks Senthil,

Requirement was to traverse through XML and extract value. Thought of using
earlier knowledge of PyXML. I think, as per your suggestion, will use
elementtree.

Thanks,
Gagan

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 9:18 AM, Senthil Kumaran <orsenthil at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello Gagan,
>
> > I am new user of Python and using Python 2.5.1. I noticed that PyXML
> package
> > is not included by default. Is PyXML deprecated and no more supported ?
> >
>
> What are you using PyXML for? It is not a part of the standard library.
>
> If you require XML Parsing, the elementtree out there is a pretty good
> parsing library and its included by default in Python 2.5.
>
> http://docs.python.org/library/xml.etree.elementtree.html
> http://effbot.org/zone/element-index.htm
>
> And for HTML and general XML parsing, Beautiful Soup library which is
> a separate package seems an easy to use and preferred one as well.
>
> http://www.crummy.com/software/BeautifulSoup/
>
> If any specific usage/questions with PyXML, just pose it and lets try
> to find a way out.
>
> Thanks,
> Senthil
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