ANN: cssutils 0.9.4a1

Christof Hoeke cthedot at
Sun Oct 21 00:20:43 CEST 2007

what is it
A Python package to parse and build CSS Cascading Style Sheets.

main changes since 0.9.3
for full details see the relevant README file

main changes
    - **FEATURE**: Added a new module ``cssutils.codec`` that registers 
a codec that can be used for encoding and decoding CSS. 

     - **FEATURE**: Added implementation of ``stylesheets.MediaQuery`` 
which are part of  stylesheets.MediaList. See the complete spec at for details.

     + **API CHANGE**: ``CSSNamespacerule.uri`` is renamed to 
``CSSNamespaceRule.namespaceURI`` which is defined is CSSOM. ``uri`` is 
deprecated and still available but the constructor parameter is named 
``namespaceURI`` in any case now.

     + **API CHANGE**: As ``stylesheets.MediaQuery`` is implemented now 
all classes using an instance of ``stylesheets.MediaList`` are presented 
slightly different. Until now a simple list of string was given, now the 
list contains MediaQuery objects.

     + **API CHANGE**: ``_Property`` has been renamed to 
``css.Property`` and is used in context of ``CSSStyleDeclaration`` and 
``MediaQuery``. Attribute ``Property.value`` has been *de-deprecated* 
and may be used normally now (again). The Property constructor has only 
optional parameters now.

     + **API CHANGE**: Removed experimental class 
``SameNamePropertyList`` which was used in ``CSSStyleDeclaration`` and 
also method ``CSSStyleDeclaration.getSameNamePropertyList``. A new 
method ``CSSStyleDeclaration.getProperties()`` has been added which is 
simpler and more useful

     + **API CHANGE**: renamed attribute ``namespaces`` of CSSStyleSheet 
and Selector to ``prefixes`` as they really are the prefixes of declared 

     + BUGFIX: Tantek hack (using ``voice-family``) should work now as 
SameNamePropertyList is removed and properties are kept in order

     - **CHANGE**: A completely new tokenizer and mostly also the parser 
have been reimplemented in this release. Generally it should be much 
more robust and more compliant now. It will have new errors and also 
some slight details in parsing are changed.

     + **Documentation**: Added some docs in reStructuredText format 
including a basic server to view it as HTML. The HTML may be published 
as well.

cssutils is published under the LGPL.

for download options for cssutils 0.9.4a1 - 071020 see

cssutils needs
* Python 2.4 or higher (tested with Python 2.5 on Vista only)

bug reports, comments, etc are very much appreciated!

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