XSLT to Python script conversion?

Tim Arnold Tim.Arnold at sas.com
Wed Feb 15 18:48:13 CET 2012

On 2/13/2012 6:20 AM, Matej Cepl wrote:
> Hi,
> I am getting more and more discouraged from using XSLT for a
> transformation from one XML scheme to another one. Does anybody could
> share any experience with porting moderately complicated XSLT stylesheet
> (https://gitorious.org/sword/czekms-csp_bible/blobs/master/CEP2OSIS.xsl)
> into a Python script using ElementTree's interparse or perhaps xml.sax?
> Any tools for this? Speed differences (currently I am using xsltproc)?
> Any thoughts?
> Thank you,
> Matěj

Just a note to encourage you to stick with XSLT. I also use lxml for 
creating and postprocessing my DocBook documents and it is great.  But I 
use the DocBook XSL stylesheets to convert to html; if you're like me, 
you got discouraged at the strangeness of the XSLT language.

I'm no expert with it by any means, but I'm amazed at some of the things 
it does. It is a great tool to add to your programming toolbox.

Also, I used xsltproc for a while but bogged down in processing time. 
Now I use SAXON which is much faster for my documents.

Good luck,

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