[XML-SIG] Python 1.6 and XML

Andy Robinson andy@reportlab.com
Tue, 11 Apr 2000 09:53:56 +0100

> * Paul Prescod
> |
> | Did I miss a discussion of how much of saxlib we want to put
> | into Python 1.6 alpha 2, and under what packaging structure?

Nope, I just joined and asked some newbie questions about what was in 1.6.
And you're answering them!

Couple of quick thoughts from a newbie:
- I'd rather the existing xmllib stayed in 1.6 rather than being updated,
otherwise a bunch of people will have to update existing apps.  We can then
write two parsers for our apps, one for the 'standard library' xmllib and
one for the new SAX standard, and be safe on everyone's machines.

- a 'miniDOM' sounds very cool.  Compliance with W3C API standards excites
me a lot less than really convenient, Pythonic ways to turn XML docs into
object trees at C-like speeds - especially if one has hooks to use one's own
base classes.  But that sounds like later than 1.7.

- Andy Robinson