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

Sébastien Arnaud arnaudsj at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 03:47:30 CEST 2007

Thank you Walter for the pointers. Both look kind of heavy weight but  
I highly enjoyed discovering what they have to offer :)


On Apr 23, 2007, at 6:10 PM, Walter Dörwald wrote:

> 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.
> Servus,
>    Walter
>> 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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