[Python-ideas] HTML Wrapper

Christopher Barker pythonchb at gmail.com
Fri Mar 15 01:20:22 EDT 2019

This is very much the kind of thing that would belong in a library.

There's probably more than one out there right now. In fact, way back when
I started learning Python (almost 20 yrs ago!)), there was such a lib -- I
think it was called HTMLgen. However, since then, most people have decided
that templating is the way to accomplish this -- write the html with bits
of code in in, and have it generate the final html. There are many template
engines for/with Python.

Having said that, I actually use an OO  html generator as an assignment in
my training:


So you can write it yourself...

Using the approach in that assignment, you would write your example as:

selector = Selector(_class="eggs")
for i in range(3):
    Selector.append(Option(f"Option {i}"))



On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 3:43 PM Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:

> Hi Vlad, and welcome!
> On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 10:00:03PM +0100, Vlad Tudorache wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I'd like to know if there is a basic HTML wrapper for Python, like
> > TextWrapper but allowing the generation of HTML from strings or iterables
> > of strings.
> This list is for proposing and discussing ideas for new syntax or
> functionality for the Python language, not for asking basic support
> questions.
> Are you are proposing that Python gets a HTML wrapper?
> If so, it is up to you to do your research first, so that you know the
> answer to your question before you propose the idea. You should be able
> to tell us what options are available as language features or
> third-party libraries.
> If you don't know the answer, there are many places you can ask,
> starting with Google and other search engines:
> https://duckduckgo.com/?q=python+html+generator
> and others such as Reddit's /r/learnpython subreddit, Stackoverflow, the
> Python-List mailing list, the Python IRC channel, and more.
> https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
> news:comp.lang.python
> https://www.reddit.com/r/learnpython/
> https://www.python.org/community/irc/
> If you still have a proposal after doing your research, we're happy to
> hear it.
> Regards,
> Steven
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