[XML-SIG] Scriptics Connect

Fred Yankowski fcy@acm.org
Mon, 25 Oct 1999 09:47:24 -0500

On Mon, Oct 25, 1999 at 10:17:42AM -0400, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> Has anyone seen this in action?  What should be our response?  Python
> used to be #1 in the XML scripting world -- lately, I don't see that
> much activity... :-(

Well, what's our goal?  The XML-SIG page says:

	With appropriate software packages, documentation, and a bit
	of publicity, Python could become the premier language for XML
	processing. The goal of this SIG is to decide what software is
	required for this purpose, and coordinate its implementation
	and documentation.

So, where is the SIG falling short?  Is there specific XML processing
functionality that is missing?  If so, what is the most important?  Is
the Python XML software too hard to install?  Is the main problem a
lack of documentation and examples?  What are the most important
problems that the XML-SIG could/should address now?

Fred Yankowski  <fcy@acm.org>

P.S.  I've seen the "wish list" on the XML-SIG status page, but it
seems to be a grab-bag of ideas that might not be current or complete,
and the priorities are not obvious.