[XML-SIG] Learning XML processing with Python

Bob Kline bkline at rksystems.com
Mon Aug 11 15:42:44 CEST 2008

Stefan Behnel wrote:
> I don't know what you call the "predecessor" of lxml here. In case you meant
> PyXML, there is no link between the two at all ....

I am referring to PyXML, which was the package formerly recommended by 
the SIG which is currently recommending lxml (and which still recommends 
PyXML on its home page).  I am very appreciative of the work which has 
gone into lxml, but I would prefer that it (or at least its support for 
validation, on which our projects depend) be part of the standard Python 
library, which would be as good a guarantee as we could reasonably 
expect that it won't share the same fate as PyXML, for which maintenance 
silently evaporated.  If you truly have no idea what I'm talking about, 
I won't waste any more of your time or mine.

Bob Kline
mailto:bkline at rksystems.com

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