ANN: cssutils 0.9.5b2

Christof Hoeke csad7 at
Sun Mar 23 01:28:42 CET 2008

what is it
A Python package to parse and build CSS Cascading Style Sheets. (Not a 
renderer  though!)

main changes
     - **API CHANGE**: ``cssutils.parseURL`` has been renamed to 
``parseUrl`` for consistency with ``getUrls`` or ``replaceUrls``. 
Parameter ``href`` (before called ``url``) is the first and mandatory 
parameter now.

     + **BUGFIX**: Fix the streamreader in the codec: Honor the encoding 
if one is passed to the constructor instead of trying to detect it from 
the stream.

     + **BUGFIX**: Reading referenced styleSheet in CSSImportRule did 
not succeed as no encoding information is passed along. Encoding of 
referenced sheets is always retrieved via HTTP or from imported sheet 
itself. Fixed lots of unchecked cases and simplified exception handling 
when reading a referenced sheet.

     + BUGFIX: Setting ``atkeyword`` of @rules checks if it is a valid 
keyword for the specific rule. E.g. an @import rule accepts ``@im\port`` 
but not ``@namespace``.
     + BUGFIX: Fixed setting ``name`` of CSSImportRule. Setting ``name`` 
other than with a string results in xml.dom.SyntaxErr raised now
     + BUGFIX: ``CSSStyleSheet.type`` with a fixed value of "text/css" 
and other readonly properties are really readonly now

     CSSValue, CSSValueList, and CSSPrimitiveValue and the relevant 
methods/properties Property.cssValue and 
CSSStyleDeclaration.getPropertyCSSValue are more or less DEPRECATED and 
will probably be replaced with interfaces defined in CSSOM. For now use 
the properties and methods that handle values as simple strings, e.g. 
``Property.value``. As the aforementioned classes are not hardly that 
useful anyway this should not be a big problem but please beware if you 
use or have used them.

     If you think this a bad idea please let me know!

cssutils is published under the LGPL version 2.1 or later, see

The included `encutils <>`__ has been updated 
to version 0.8.2 with a compatible LGPL license. ` 
<>`__ has been updates to version 2.1 which 
is in the public domain now (no Creative Commons license anymore). So 
only a single license (the LGPL) is used throughout cssutils now. If you 
have other licensing needs please let me know.

For download options see

cssutils needs Python 2.4 or higher (tested with Python 2.5.2 on Vista only)

Bug reports (via Google code), comments, etc are very much appreciated! 


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