Python/XML Release 0.5.1
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 20:41:14 -0400 From: "A.M. Kuchling" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: ANNOUNCE: Python/XML release 0.5.1
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 modules.
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 useful modules.
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/ The days come and go like muffled and veiled figures sent from a distant friendly party, but they say nothing, and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they carry them as silently away. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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