[XML-SIG] Where is the xml.dom.ext package in current python distributions?

Dieter Maurer dieter at handshake.de
Fri Jan 12 19:20:06 CET 2007

Paul R Brenner wrote at 2007-1-11 09:17 -0500:
>I have searched through pyxml.sourceforge.net (thats how I found this
>listserve).  I found many examples on using xml.dom.ext and the PrettyPrint
>function.  However my question follows Anastasios's comments.  Where is
>xml.dom.ext in the current Python distributions.  Is PyXML not the default XML
>package in the normal Python distribution now.

The Python developpers are quite careful to keep the standard library
small -- as larger software increase the maintenance burden.

The Python runtime comes with some core XML support (sufficient to parse
and process XML files).  The xml-sig (XML Special Interest Group) has
implemented additional XML processing packages: that is "PyXML".
But, it never made it as a whole into the Python runtime library.
And not "PyXML" is without maintainer....


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