XML Module problems

Martin von Loewis loewis at informatik.hu-berlin.de
Thu Feb 22 14:20:30 CET 2001

vonWedel at lfpt.rwth-aachen.de writes:

> First I tried Python on a Solaris machine, finding out that the
> python distribution installed does not contain _any_ XML parsers!?

It sure does include pyexpat - you have to have the expat library to
compile it, though. Of course, I don't know how you had installed
Python, so it is certainly possible that there is no XML parser in
your installation.

> Hence I chose to install PyXML -- it installs fine but running it
> gives me a segmentation fault in sax.make_parser(), so probably it
> doesn't succeed in loading the pyexpat.so module. Are there any
> binary versions of the module?

What version of PyXML? It works fine for me. If you need binary
releases: what version of Solaris?

>     self.feed(buffer)
>   File "d:\programme\python20\lib\xml\sax\expatreader.py", line 81, in 
> feed
>     self._parser.Parse(data, isFinal)
> TypeError: too many arguments; expected 1, got 2

That is a confusing traceback. It is not an error in the call to
Parse, but in the callback invoked from pyexpat. It would be good if
you could post your ContentHandler.


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