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PyXML 0.6.5 is released
- From: "Martin v. Loewis" <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 09:57:06 +0100
Version 0.6.5 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, compared to 0.6.4:
* setup supports two command line options, --with-libexpat and
--ldflags to specify an alternative Expat installation.
* Fourthought has contributed a new type xml.utils.boolean to
distinguish boolean from integral values.
* The scripts xmlproc_parse and xmlproc_val, which allow
command-line interaction with xmlproc, are now included.
* The WDDX marshalling now supports a "strict" and a "loose"
mode of operation.
* minidom now supports the DocumentFragment interface, and
correctly sets the ownerDocument property.
* A SAX exception now retrieves line number information when
it is created, not when it is printed.
* Invoking sax2lib.ValidatingReaderFactory.make_parser creates
a reader object that is already set to validating mode.
* A number of callback errors in the SAX2 xmlproc driver have
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), sgmlop (Fredrik Lundh).
* SAX interface (Lars Marius Garshol)
* minidom DOM implementation (Paul Prescod)
* 4DOM from Fourthought (Uche Ogbuji, Mike Olson)
* 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:
Martin v. L÷wis http://www.informatik.hu-berlin.de/~loewis