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Python and XML
A variety of XML processing solutions are available for Python. This page attempts, at the very least, to list the most actively developed or most easily available.
The standard library has a number of tools available, which fall into mainly three categories:
- XML tree libraries that adhere to the W3C DOM standard:
- an event-driven XML parser compatible with the W3C SAX standard:
- ["Sax"] - the xml.sax package
- a pythonesque XML tree library:
ElementTree - the xml.etree package (new in Python 2.5)
The DOM and SAX packages have the advantage of being compatible to W3C standard APIs, so users who are already familiar with these APIs can use them without learning too many new things. Everyone else should start with the more pythonic ElementTree library, which is very well integrated into the Python language, and therefore very easy to learn and use.
A long list of special purpose and general purpose Python XML packages is available from [http://pypi.python.org/pypi?:action=browse&show=all&c=500 PyPI]. The following is a choice of major tools that support a broader set of XML features.
[http://uche.ogbuji.net/tech/4suite/amara/manual Amara] - Amara provides tools you can trust to conform with XML standards without losing the familiar Python feel
[http://codespeak.net/lxml/ lxml] - a pythonic, ElementTree-compatible binding for the libxml2 and libxslt libraries that comes with all sorts of powerful XML tools, well integrated into an easy-to-use Python API
[http://codespeak.net/lxml/objectify.html lxml.objectify] - a Python object API for XML based on lxml
W3C DOM-like libraries
[http://4suite.org/ 4Suite] - a framework for XML (and RDF) processing
[http://www.python.org/pypi/libxml2dom libxml2dom] - PyXML-style API for the libxml2 Python bindings
[http://pyxml.sourceforge.net/ PyXML] - the semi-official Python distribution for XML, now without a maintainer!
[http://www.python.org/pypi/qtxmldom qtxmldom] - PyXML-style API for the qtxml Python bindings
[http://uche.ogbuji.net/tech/akara/nodes/2003-01-01/python-xslt XSLT tools for Python] - an (older) collection of examples and links by Uche Ogbuji
[http://codespeak.net/lxml/ lxml] has excellent support for XSLT that is based on libxslt
Some tools linked from the [http://www.w3.org/XML/Query/#implementations XQuery homepage] provide Python bindings for their XSLT2 and XPath2 implementations
[http://jabberpy.sourceforge.net/ jabber.py] - a Python module for the jabber instant messaging protocol
[http://xmpppy.sourceforge.net/ xmpppy] - a Python library that is targeted to provide easy scripting with Jabber
Books and Articles
- ["Tutorials on XML processing with Python"]
The above lists should be arranged in ascending alphabetical order - please respect this when adding new entries. When specifying release dates please use the format YYYY-MM-DD.