Question about PyXML and python's stdlib xml

Prasad, Ramit ramit.prasad at
Wed Feb 29 19:03:06 CET 2012

>>I'm forwarding this message to python-list, since I didn't get answer on xml-sig ML. >>Hopefully this is right list to question.
>>Please keep me in CC. Original message is below.

>>>I have concerns about PyXML and stdlib xml included directly in python.
>>>Currently (in Fedora) python is trying to import PyXML, which means 
>>>other results when you have and haven't PyXML installed.
>>>Furthermore, python's xml provides "dom", "parsers", "sax" and "etree". 
>>>PyXML provides  'dom', 'marshal', 'parsers', 'sax', 'schema', 'utils', 
>>>'xpath' and 'xslt'. Some modules are duplicated. Does PyXML provides 
>>>more functionality in those modules? Is python's xml better, same or 
>>>worse then PyXML? Anyway, python's xml is newer - is PyXML deprecated?

>Yes. It's a dead project.

>> Please keep me in CC, I'm not subscribed to the list.
>That may be the problem in the xml-sig case also.

I believe a current equivalent would be lxml.


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