[xml-sig] XPath/XSLT in stdlib

Arc Riley arcriley at gmail.com
Sat Jun 19 16:01:33 CEST 2010

Due to PEP-3003 this cannot land in stdlib until at least Python 3.3, but I
would like to open discussion on including XSLT support in the Python
standard library.

With respect to lxml (which is an absolutely great package), XSLT support is
too important to have its support dependent on a 3rd party library, even if
it requires writing a from-scratch implementation.  libxslt (which lxml
uses) also lacks XSLT/XPath 2.0 support which was finalized more than three
years ago.

What I propose, as a rough starting place, is that since most existing
Python code that relies on XSLT uses lxml, its API be used as a starting
point in drafting a PEP.
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