[XML-SIG] Python equivalent to Builder in Ruby?

Walter Dörwald walter at livinglogic.de
Tue Apr 24 01:10:28 CEST 2007

Sébastien Arnaud wrote:

> Hi,
> Just like any other dev on the block I took RoR for a test drive to  
> see what the fuss was all about, but short of sharing my experience  
> with it and what I liked or disliked about it, I wanted to know if  
> there is a close equivalent to the RXML/Builder Ruby lib that saw the  
> light under the RoR project:
> http://builder.rubyforge.org/
> To me it is the best part of the Rails framework :), but I can't seem  
> to find a simple and syntactically attractive module in python that  
> achieves the same purpose. I posted below a quick naive example for  
> those who are not familiar with ruby-builder lib.
> Thank you for any type of pointers! If I can't find anything then I  
> might decide to start to write my own python based module on RXML/ 
> Builder philosophy.

Python options would by XIST, Stan and probably a few others.


> TestBuilder.rb
> ==============
> require 'rubygems'
> require 'builder'
> xml = Builder::XmlMarkup.new(:target=>STDOUT, :indent=>2)
> xml.instruct! :"xml-stylesheet", :type=>"text/xsl", :href=>"/xsl/ 
> mytext.xsl"
> xml.mytestdoc do
>    xml.testing("Hello World!", :world=>"Escape me < > !!!")
>    xml.person { |b| b.comment("Jim's dog is nice & friendly"); b.name 
> ("Jim") }
> end
> Output
> ======
> <?xml-stylesheet href="/xsl/mytext.xsl" type="text/xsl"?>
> <mytestdoc>
>    <testing world="Escape me &lt; &gt; !!!">Hello World!</testing>
>    <person>
>      <comment>Jim's dog is nice &amp; friendly</comment>
>      <name>Jim</name>
>    </person>
> </mytestdoc>

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