[XML-SIG] What should we be doing?

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Mon, 25 Oct 1999 23:56:23 -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... :-(

My only major concern with the distribution is that it is too hard to
use. There are little bits spread all over the Internet, they compete
with each other in confusing ways. They aren't that easy to install. The
SIG distribution is too large. We need Python 1.6 or 1.53 to have
"Python batteries included". 

I would suggest we should evaluate the 4thought stuff (minus CORBA
(sorry!)) from that point of view. As an integrated package it is
incredibly powerful and competitive with anything they have in the Java
world. And we should finish and standardize EasySAX -- perhaps with an
eye to stealing some ideas from SAXON.

 Paul Prescod