lisp is winner in DOM parsing contest! 8-]

Peter Hansen peter at
Mon Jul 12 15:20:04 CEST 2004

R. Mattes wrote:

> But you never got to a _full_ DOM with you lxml parsing. What you got was
> a list-of-lists. There's no 'parent' implementation for your lxml
> elements (which means that you might need to path the whole thing
> arround all the time).
> If you want a serious comparison you either need to compare s-xml with
> similar "lightweight" parsers in Perl/Python/Ruby etc. 

If that's what he wants, it would be called PyRXP in the Python world,
a Python wrapper around the RXP library, available from .  Has a much smaller footprint than the
DOM representations, as you would expect, and lightning fast.


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