[XML-SIG] Python 1.6 and XML
Wed, 12 Apr 2000 17:55:39 -0600
> On Tue, 11 Apr 2000 01:38:52 -0500, Paul Prescod wrote:
> >I think we all agree that "import pyexpat" is only marginally better
> >than "import xmllib" in terms of portability and longevity. =
> Another question on that topic: How does all of this affect the integra=
tion of =
> "foreign" parsers into the default XML library / interface of Python. I=
> constantly confused about xmllib vs. 4DOM vs. pyexpat etc., what's stan=
dard, how =
> are they related...
Which of these things is not like the others...
Seriously, xmllib and pyexpat are parsers, 4DOM is a DOM library -- big =
difference. 4DOM actually uses pyexpat and xmlproc (indirectly, through =
pysax) for parsing.
We've been too busy modifying 4DOM for PyXML and Zope distribution to do =
work on the Python 1.6 effort (soory, Paul).
BTW, to scatter responses at other posts in this thread, I agree that it =
be great to have some miniDOM implementation in Python 1.6: I'm the first=
say that 4DOM/PyDOM is too big. However, I have no qualms about nuking x=
Also, 4DOM (and incidentally 4XPath and 4XSLT) have reached 90+% levels o=
conformance and we've been working on performance. We have some changes =
the way that should almost double 4DOM's speed and speed up 4XPath and 4X=
by much larger factors.
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