[XML-SIG] Choice of XML packages

Derek Fountain derekfountain at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Nov 19 00:49:20 EST 2003

On Tuesday 18 November 2003 20:11, Alexandre Fayolle wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2003 at 06:53:41PM +0800, Derek Fountain wrote:
> > This is the bit I'm still not quite clear on. PyXML still carries
> > xml.xslt and xml.xpath, which, you say, are obsolete. Fine. So, if I want
> > to work with XPATH and XSLT (which I do, especially XPATH) what are my
> > choices?
> If you want to use XSLT, forget pyxml: xml.xslt is broken and does not
> work. xml.xpath on the other hands works pretty well with 4DOM and
> minidom (which are part of pyxml).
> There's no need to worry about namespace clashes, because 4Suites module
> live in the Ft package.

Yes, I uninstalled the old PyXML which came with my Linux distro and built the 
latest from source, with the flags as recommended by the 4Suite 
documentation. I then installed 4Suite on top and everything seems OK, at 
least so far.

I also contacted a friend who's running SUSE LINUX 9.0 and he says 
python-4suite is included in that distro. Since that's my favoured one, and 
most other Linux distros will follow the lead anyway, I think I have my 
answer: ensure the user is running a recent Linux distro, then PyXML and 
4Suite between them should do everything I want. :o)

Thanks to all who offered advice.

> eatapple
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