[Python-Dev] 2.7 Release? 2.7 == last of the 2.x line?

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Nov 3 06:06:18 CET 2009

On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 9:51 PM, ssteinerX at gmail.com <ssteinerx at gmail.com> wrote:
> BeautifulSoup, which I use every day, is one such product.  Since the crappy
> old SMGL parser's gone, BeautifulSoup uses the one that's left in Python 3
> and it makes BeautifulSoup completely useless for my daily work.

This sounds an area where some help might be useful. Perhaps the
quickest solution would simply be to copy the old crappy "sgml" based
html parser into a new version of BeautifulSoup. Though I imagine what
it really needs is a "quirks mode" parser that is compatible with the
HTML dialect accepted by, say, IE6. Maybe a summer of code project?

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)

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