[Baypiggies] XSLT vs Python for XML manipulation [ BULKTAG PYTHONTAG ]

Don Bennett dpb at donbennett.org
Fri May 23 06:27:57 CEST 2008

Depending on the XSLT, you might be able to use lxml, 
http://codespeak.net/lxml/ .
It provides a nice interface to the libxml2 and libxslt (XSLT 1.0) 


Stephen McInerney wrote:
> Can anyone point me to any good articles discussing the merits and
> limitations of XSLT vs Python (or XSLT into Python) for XML manipulation?
> (I inherited an existing flow using XSLT->PERL and I'm trying to scope 
> how to
> implement some enhances, what to port, what to reuse. It is desirable 
> to share
> as much of the existing codebase with other users if possible; however 
> clean-coding
> everything in Python would be cleanest and most compact. It's hard to 
> make the call.)
> Thanks,
> Stephen
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