Parsing DTDs

Tom Anderson twic at urchin.earth.li
Fri May 29 14:56:29 CEST 2009


Hello!

I would like to parse XML DTDs. The goal is to be able to validate 
XML-like object structures against DTDs in a fairly flexible way, although 
i can get from a parsed DTD to a validation engine myself, so that's not 
an essential feature of the parser (although it would be nice!). What 
should i do?

A bit of googling revealed that the xmlproc package contains a DTD parser 
that looks like it does just what i want, and that xmlproc became PyXML, 
and that PyXML is no longer maintained.

Is there a DTD parser that is being maintained? Or does it not really 
matter that PyXML is no longer maintained, given that it's not like the 
DTD spec has changed very much?

Thanks,
tom

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