[XML-SIG] easySAX

Andrew M. Kuchling akuchlin@cnri.reston.va.us
Fri, 21 May 1999 15:48:51 -0400 (EDT)


Fred L. Drake writes:
>  [Andrew: Are you the only person with write access to the CVS
>repository?  

	The public CVS tree is mirrored from the CVS tree on my
machine at home, so the answer is yes. :) 

	I certainly think easySAX would be a good addition to the XML
package.  It would be even better if easySAX was small enough to be
added to the Python library.  One problem is that you have to choose
between using the XML package and just xmllib.py, particularly for
applications that aren't aimed at XML-aware users, but simply use XML
internally.  For example, I'm starting work on a GUI editor for
recipes using the DTD previously discussed here, and it's a difficult
decision to require neophyte users to install the XML package; I may
end up just using xmllib.py to parse input to avoid requiring the
installation of another package.

	(On the other hand, the true fix for this is probably to
finish the distutils work and make it much easier to install Python
extensions.)

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