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Python/XML v0.5 released

Author:A.M. Kuchling
Posted:12/7/1998; 12:19:06 PM
Topic:Zope vs. Frontier
Msg #:923 (In response to 870)
Prev/Next:922 / 924

On a related note, since Zope is written in Python, here's an announcement of a new release of the XML tools for Python. The tools are basically in beta now; we need people to try them out and report any bugs or glitches.

Relevant URLs:

General information about Python:

XML Topic Guide:

The code:


Version 0.5 of the Python/XML distribution can be downloaded from

The Python/XML distribution contains the basic tools required for processing XML data using the Python programming language, assembled into one easy-to-install package. The distribution includes parsers and standard interfaces such as SAX and DOM, along with various other useful modules. Version 0.5 can be considered a beta release.

Major changes in this version:

* The DOM implementation has been extensively modified, and is now much closer to compliance with the DOM Recommendation.

* A Unicode type has been added as the subpackage xml.unicode.wstring.

* Various subpackages have been upgraded to their most recent versions.

The package currently contains:

* XML parsers: Pyexpat (Jack Jansen), xmlproc (Lars Marius Garshol), (Sjoerd Mullender) using the sgmlop.c accelerator module (Fredrik Lundh).

* SAX interface (Lars Marius Garshol)

* DOM interface (Stefane Fermigier, A.M. Kuchling)

*, for architectural forms processing (Geir Ove Grønmo)

* Unicode wide-string module (Martin von Löwis)

* Various utility modules and functions (various people)

* Documentation and example programs (various people)

The code is being developed bazaar-style by contributors from the Python XML Special Interest Group, so please send comments, questions, or bug reports to <>.

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