[XML-SIG] PyXML vs. stdlib xml.sax - SAX implementation/comparison matrix

Mike Brown mike at skew.org
Tue Nov 15 05:08:18 CET 2005

I have a documentation project for someone.

Inspired by the DOM standards compliance matrix[1] and the nonexistence of 
documentation comparing PyXML to stdlib xml.sax, I've created (by hand, by 
looking at source code and CVS logs) an XML document that can be used to 
generate a matrix showing the level of SAX 2.0 and 1.0 support in Python 
stdlib and PyXML: http://skew.org/tmp/sax-in-python.xml

If someone with a few hours to kill would be willing to generate some XSLT to 
render it, that would be great. Perhaps it could also be used to establish 
__all__ in each module, and spot some implementation gaps.

Here is an idea for how the matrix could look when rendered as HTML:
http://skew.org/tmp/sax-in-python.html (just a rough start, actually;
maybe you can think of something better).

The XML should be pretty easy to follow. I intentionally left out a few things 
like ExpatLocator and the driver module contents; they didn't seem to be 
things that would be in the user-level public APIs.


[1] http://pyxml.sourceforge.net/topics/compliance.html

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