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- From: "A.M. Kuchling" <email@example.com>
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- Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 20:41:14 -0400
Version 0.5.1 of the Python/XML distribution is now available. It
should be considered a beta release, and can be downloaded from
the following URLs:
Changes in this version:
* A sizable DOM test suite has been written. The test suite
turned up a number of bugs which have all been fixed, which greatly
increases my confidence in PyDOM's compliance with the DOM
Recommendation. Test suites have also been added for various other
* Added marshalling into various XML-based formats: a generic
one for Python objects, WDDX, and XML-RPC. The generic marshaller can
be subclassed to implement marshalling into a specific DTD; both the
WDDX and XML-RPC marshallers were implemented in this fashion.
* Collected the licences for everything into a LICENCE file.
* Various subpackages (sgmlop, xmlarch, xmlproc, expat) have
been upgraded to their most recent versions.
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
The package currently contains:
* XML parsers: Pyexpat (Jack Jansen), xmlproc (Lars Marius
Garshol), xmllib.py (Sjoerd Mullender) using the sgmlop.c accelerator
module (Fredrik Lundh).
* SAX interface (Lars Marius Garshol)
* DOM interface (Stefane Fermigier, A.M. Kuchling)
* xmlarch.py, 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 <email@example.com>.
For more information about Python and XML, see:
A.M. Kuchling http://starship.python.net/crew/amk/
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