Is there any Generic RSS/ATOM generator in Python?

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at
Thu Feb 14 08:41:51 CET 2008

Torsten Bronger wrote:
> Terran Melconian writes:
>> On 2008-02-11, js <ebgssth at> wrote:
>>> Is there any de-fact standard RSS/ATOM generator? (especially,
>>> I'd like to create Atom's) Do I have to do it myself from
>>> scratch?
>> I looked into similar issues about six months ago.  My conclusion
>> was that generally XML generation libraries (unlike parsers) don't
>> get written, because there's little enough to them that it isn't
>> seen as worth doing, and that accepted practice is to just do it
>> yourself.
> Maybe I understand you wrongly but there *is* a general XML
> generator with ElementTree.  I wouldn't generate XML directly but
> using ElementTree to generate Atom.  I did it myself three months
> ago and it was really trivial.

Actually, there's tons of XML generator packages (most of them single Python
modules), ElementTree itself and the "E factory" being only two of them.


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