[XML-SIG] Re: Finding _xmlplus in Python 2.3a2

Martin v. L÷wis martin@v.loewis.de
04 Mar 2003 08:19:36 +0100

Martijn Faassen <faassen@vet.uu.nl> writes:

> One way one could solve it is by moving stuff from PyXML that are already
> inside the Python core. That may not be desirable as development is still
> ongoing, but surely some things are stable enough by now to stop 
> maintaining as part of PyXML?

There are still lots of open issues with minidom, and with expat. Fred
Drake has recently essentially rewritten minidom, to address problems
found by users (mainly efficiency concerns, and some correctness
concerns). It is likely that there will be rushes of activity in the
future again (with long periods of inactivity in-between).

PyXML offers a great opportunity to hand out the code to users of the
xml package; it allows to correct problems more quickly than a Python
beta release cycle.