ANN: XIST 2.11 released
walter at livinglogic.de
Fri Jul 29 18:49:30 CEST 2005
XIST 2.11 has been released!
What is it?
XIST is an extensible HTML/XML generator written in Python. XIST is
also a DOM parser (built on top of SAX2) with a very simple and
Pythonesque tree API. Every XML element type corresponds to a Python
class, and these Python classes provide a conversion method to transform
the XML tree (e.g. into HTML). XIST can be considered "object oriented XSL".
What's new in version 2.11?
* A script xml2xsc.py has been added, that can be used to parse an
XML file and generate a rudimentary XIST namespace from it.
* A DocType for XHTML 1.1 has been added (suggested by Elvelind
* Line number information is now added when parsing HTML.
* The sorted method now supports the same arguments (cmp, key and
reverse) as list.sort and sorted in Python 2.4.
* The walk doesn't yield the node directly, but yields a Cursor
object now, with has several ways of referencing the node.
* New methods walknode, walkpath and walkindex have been added.
* Presenters use an iterator API instead of a stream API now.
Dumping an XML tree presentation to the terminal can now start
immediately instead of having to wait for the complete string to be
* Fixed a bug with element/attribute names that contained a .
character. (This broke ll.xist.ns.fo.)
* Fixed a bug with xmlns attributes in nested elements. When an
element ended the parser restored the wrong prefix mapping.
* The python-quotes demo has been updated to use the current
version of AMK's XML file.
* Removed iterator stuff from ll.xist.xfind, as this is now part of
the ll package/module.
* The function ToNode has been renamed to tonode.
* ll.xist.Context now longer subclasses list.
* ll.xist.ns.doc.explain will now try to output the objects in the
order in which they appear in the Python source.
* The node methods find and findfirst have been removed.
* ll.xist.ns.cond now uses a sandbox dictionary in a converter
context for evaluating expression.
For changes in older versions see:
Where can I get it?
XIST can be downloaded from http://ftp.livinglogic.de/xist/
Web pages are at http://www.livinglogic.de/Python/xist/
ViewCVS access is available at http://www.livinglogic.de/viewcvs/
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