[Python-Dev] Fixing the XML batteries

Bill Janssen janssen at parc.com
Fri Dec 9 20:33:17 CET 2011

Xavier Morel <python-dev at masklinn.net> wrote:

> On 2011-12-09, at 19:15 , Bill Janssen wrote:
> > I use ElementTree for parsing valid XML, but minidom for producing it.
> Could you expand on your reasons to use minidom for producing XML?

Inertia, I guess.  I tried that first, and it seems to work.

I tend to use html5lib and/or BeautifulSoup instead of ElementTree, and
that's mainly because I find the documentation for ElementTree is
confusing and partial and inconsistent.  Having various undated but
obsolete tutorials and documentation still up on effbot.org doesn't


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