[XML-SIG] python-xml unsupported?

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Mon Feb 11 08:06:06 CET 2008


Bob Kline wrote:
> According to http://www.python.org/community/sigs/current/xml-sig/ 
> "While Python includes basic XML processing capabilities, the goal of 
> this SIG is to make Python become //the// premier language for XML 
> processing. The SIG, through the mailing list 
> <http://www.python.org/pipermail/xml-sig/> and the PyXML 
> <http://pyxml.sf.net> project hosted on SourceForge <http://www.sf.net>, 
> is helping to decide what software is required for this purpose, and 
> coordinate its implementation and documentation."  When I follow the 
> link to the SourceForge project, the first thing I see is " PyXML is no 
> longer maintained."

That is true. It has not been updated in years.

> So does this mean that the SIG expects Python to 
> become "/the/ premier language for XML processing" without support for 
> validating XML documents?

No, just by embracing better tools like ElementTree (which is in stdlib) and
lxml (which supports validation, which you were asking for).



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