[XML-SIG] Availability of libxml2 and libxslt Python bindings

Martin v. Loewis martin@v.loewis.de
21 Feb 2002 18:15:04 +0100

Uche Ogbuji <uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com> writes:

> Either way, I'd be happy to update the XML-SIG XML topic to mention it.

XML-SIG and PyXML aren't as closely tied together as some people seem
to think (or atleast, they shouldn't be); any discussion of XML and
Python is welcome.

In fact, anybody who wants to get write access to the XML-SIG web
pages to expand their contents, just let me know.

> I think we should have as many tools as makes sense in PyXML.  My
> main question would be: what else do people need to have besides
> what is bundled in PyXML?  I assume libxml and the like, which is
> probably too much.

Provided there is proper setup.py magic to detect the prerequisites, I
think adding wrappers around existing libraries is a good thing to do.
As a result, different PyXML installation would offer different
parsers, but they do so, anyway, and there is (or should be) enough
framework to deal with installation variations.