[XML-SIG] Python 1.6 and XML
Tue, 18 Apr 2000 08:06:36 +0100
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Fred L. Drake, Jr.
>Robin Becker writes:
> > I'm confused now. PyXML's xmllib doesn't do anything about ']'
> > characters in open text whereas the Python 1.5.2 xmllib does. I'm not
> > clever enough to know which one is correct, but I don't see that
> > <dingo>text [stuff] more text</dingo>
> > should pay special attention to [stuff] or am I out of date.
> Hmm. It shouldn't as far as I can tell. That must be a bug. If
>someone sends a patch for it, I don't see any reason not to integrate
>it (we don't want bugs, regardless).
> The 1.5.2 xmllib understands namespaces, whereas PyXML's xmllib does
>not. I think the concensus is to drop xml.parsers.xmllib; if enough
>people agree I can remove it (I've not yet seen anyone respond that
>this is the right thing). At any rate, it will not become a
>replacement for the 1.5.2 xmllib.
How current is the testxml.py stuff? If I put '[stuff]' into the first quotation ie
<quotation>We will perhaps eventually be writing only small [stuff] modules
and then run python testxml.py I get both test_sax and test_pyexpat to fail
I'm concerned that I am missing something very obvious about xml ie that  has some
special significance; I had believed that only <tag> </tag> and &id; were important.