introduction to xml in python

David Lees debl2nonspammywhammy at bellatlantic.net
Mon Dec 31 05:30:08 CET 2001


There is a brand new OReilly that has just come out called Python & XML,
by Jones and Drake.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0596001282/qid=1009772857/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_6_1/107-9962439-7043717

David Lees

John Hunter wrote:
> 
> >>>>> "Rajarshi" == Rajarshi Guha <rxg218 at psu.edu> writes:
> 
>     Rajarshi> Hi, could somebody point me to some code/tutorial
>     Rajarshi> describing how to use Python to parse XML - I tried
>     Rajarshi> delving into the Python docs, but it seems
>     Rajarshi> confusing. Whats the difference between expat and sax?
>     Rajarshi> How can I generate a parsers etc.
> 
> expat is a XML parser by James Clark written in C.  SAX (Simple API
> XML) is an event driven API for XML parsing.  You may need to do a
> little background research on XML parsing and event driven parsers
> before the python docs will start tom make sense to you.
> 
> You may be interested in http://www.4suite.org, which provides a set
> of XML tools for use in python.
> 
> There is also at least one book devoted to XML in python:
> http://vig.pearsoned.com/store/product/0,,store-562_banner-0_isbn-0130211192,00.html
> 
> Have fun,
> John Hunter



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