[XML-SIG] Python 1.6 XML APIs
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Tue, 20 Jun 2000 11:29:16 -0400 (EDT)
This all sounds really interesting!
I am hesitant to say we'll accept several new modules for 1.6 at
this point, however. Perhaps it makes sense to pick a couple that
offer the flexibility (saxlib?) and ease-of-use (pulldom? minidom?).
If we can narrow it down quickly, I can talk to Guido about what
should go in, but we're essentially at feature-freeze now. We can be
a little more flexible for library modules, but each module that gets
added is essentially a promise that it'll be maintained for at least
half of all eternity. More, if anyone uses it. ;)
Does it make sense to make the XML support in the core a package?
It sounds like we'll have as many as three new modules: pyexpat,
saxlib, and ????dom. There's also the legacy xmllib to think about.
We don't want to clobber the "xml" package namespace, either. Perhaps
xmllib should become a package which imports its current contents from
a sub-module, and also contains the new modules (except pyexpat)?
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at beopen.com>
BeOpen PythonLabs Team Member