[XML-SIG] ANN: ElementTree 1.2 alpha 1

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Thu May 29 14:34:41 EDT 2003

The Element type is a simple but flexible container object, designed
to store hierarchical data structures, such as simplified XML infosets,
in memory.  The ElementTree package provides a Python implementation
of this type, plus code to serialize element trees to and from XML files.

The 1.2 alpha 1 release adds limited XPath support to the find/findtext
and findall methods.

You can get the ElementTree toolkit from:


Brief documentation and some code samples (including an
XML-RPC unmarshaller in 16 lines) are available from:


For information on the XPath subset supported by Element-
Tree 1.2, see:


For more background on ElementTrees, see Uche Ogbuji's
xml.com article:

    "Simple XML Processing With elementtree"

Report bugs to this list, and/or (preferred) directly to me.

enjoy /F

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