Working with HTML5 documents

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at
Thu Nov 20 21:10:09 CET 2014

Ian Kelly schrieb am 20.11.2014 um 20:44:
> On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 12:02 PM, Stefan Behnel wrote:
>> There's also the E-factory for creating (sub-)trees and a nicely objectish way:
> That looks ugly with all those caps and also hard to extend. Notably
> it seems to be missing any functions to build HTML5 elements, unless
> those have been added in lxml 3.4.

It's actually trivial to extend, and it's designed for it. The factory
simply uses "__getattr__()", so you can ask it for any tag name. The
predefined names in the module are mainly there to easily detect
typos on user side.

If you don't like capital names for constants, just copy the module and
change the tag names to lower case, or use the blank E-factory if you feel
like it.


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