[XML-SIG] Python 1.6 XML APIs

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@beopen.com
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