Installing Parsers/Tree Builders to, and accessing these packages from Python2.7

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sun Nov 2 21:08:48 CET 2014

On 11/2/2014 9:58 AM, Simon Evans wrote:
> Dear Terry Reedy I am using operating system Windows 7. I put the
> HTML TreeBuilder / htm5 library into the Python2.7 folder.

Both packages should go in python27/Lib/site-packages, where a 'package' 
equals a directory with a module.

> I read
> that the LXML Treebuilder /lmxl installs itself automatically to the
> Python2.7 installation, so that is why I am not having difficulty
> with that installation.

I presume it put itself in site-packages, where it belongs.

> I don't think it really matters where the
> lxml download ended up necessarily, all I want is to know how I can
> install it so it works, I cannot get any feedback because it isn't
> working, all I get is the automated inbuilt response about 'Do I want
> a treebuilder/ parser that is appropriate to the input' or words to
> that effect. What I want to know is how to get this lxml
> treebuilder/parser to run, ie: what is the protocol for running the
> lxml download so's it'll run, or what sort of code to I put to my
> python console in order to get it to run, seeing as the input
> suggested by the download site does not get it to run.  Maybe I
> should rephrase my question : how do I install LXMLTreeBuilder/lxml,
> and how do I download and install HTMLParserTreeBuilder and
> LXMLTreeBuilderForXML to my Python2.7, please ?

 > I can post the
> Traceback but all it says is that it doesn't recognise any input with
> 'html5lib' in it. I will post the console response if it is
> important, but I can't see how it is relevan t to my request - which
> is how do I get these 'treebuilder/ parsers' to install and run.

Why do newbies like you fight so hard against cutting and pasting a 

Terry Jan Reedy

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