Python libexpat and EXPAT are same/Different?

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at
Thu Aug 20 16:05:21 CEST 2009

hari wrote:
> Am very new to XML, I have a query, Does  Python libexpat and EXPAT
> are same or they are diffrent?

Depends on what you mean with "EXPAT". Python's expat module that you can
find in the standard library is the well known non-validating XML parser
originally written by James Clark.

BTW, if you are new to XML and want to use it in Python, you might want to
start with the xml.etree package.


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