which Python XSLT module?

Brian Quinlan brian at sweetapp.com
Thu Feb 6 01:11:50 CET 2003


> The "Just work" one.  Install with a .exe or unzip somewhere with
> clear instructions, like "put the unzipped directory in
> C:\Python22\Lib\site-packages" or whatever.  And of course as much
> docs and tutorials as possible but hey, if it works already then I am
> willing to study source code if the source is in Python.

OK, then I feel that I can plug one of my own projects:
http://pyana.sourceforge.net

There is a nice Windows installer for Python 2.0.x to 
Python 2.2.x:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=28142

and there are some examples:
http://pyana.sourceforge.net/examples/

Plus I am always willing to help.
 
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Without knowing your problem domain, it is hard to say how you should
approach the problem. XSLT might be a good fit but it is another
language that you will have to learn (thought it may be worth learning
for other reasons). 

I wouldn't worry about SAX/DOM/XSLT performance until you encounter an
actual problem. SAX is nice for some problems, but unless your problem
is fairly simple, you will have to do a lot of state management
yourself.

As someone who knows XSLT, I'd probably approach the problem by getting
my XSLT right on the command line (FYI, Pyana has a command line
interface) and then worry about integrating it into my Python workflow.

There are a number of tools out there to help you write XSLT scripts. 

Cheers,
Brian 






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