[Web-SIG] HTML parsers and DOM; WWW::Mechanize work-alike

John J Lee jjl at pobox.com
Tue Dec 2 14:44:10 EST 2003

On Tue, 2 Dec 2003, Casey Duncan wrote:
> 1. A low-level wrapper that exposes the C API directly, with only small
> pythonifications, like proper exception handling, simple type mapping,
> etc.
> 2. A high-level OO API specifically designed for use with Python.
> I volunteer for phase 1. Actually I will do a phase 0 first which will
> just be stupid wrapper that exposes the API and nothing else. From there
> we can discuss what needs to be done to complete phase 1.


Maybe it's worth bouncing the idea off python-dev first, though, in case
it gets ruled out by the BDFL (unlikely, I suspect, but I don't know).
Unless you want it regardless of whether it's in the library, of course.

> This looks like a good job for SWIG, does anyone oppose using it?

That sounds like another question for python-dev.


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