Is there any Generic RSS/ATOM generator in Python?

Torsten Bronger bronger at physik.rwth-aachen.de
Thu Feb 14 14:31:46 CET 2008


Hallöchen!

Stefan Behnel writes:

> Torsten Bronger wrote:
>
>> [...]
>> 
>> Excerpt from my code:
>> 
>>     root = ElementTree.Element("feed", xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom")
>>     ElementTree.SubElement(root, "id").text = self.id
>>     ElementTree.SubElement(root, "title").text = self.title
>>     ElementTree.SubElement(root, "updated").text = format_time(self.updated)
>
> Look at the bottom of this page for an RSS example using the "E factory":
>
> http://effbot.org/zone/element-builder.htm
>
> I find it much more readable than the above code, especially if you use the
> version that comes with lxml.objectify, which has better support for
> namespaces and data types:
>
> http://codespeak.net/lxml/objectify.html#tree-generation-with-the-e-factory

If you have more complex tasks, all this may be true; however,
generating Atom is just *so* simple that I prefer the version which
works without tweaking and further dependencies.

Tschö,
Torsten.

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