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$Id: README 3277 2007-09-12 07:14:03Z fredrik$

## The elementtree library

This kit contains the ElementTree library, a light-weight toolkit for XML processing in Python.

For more information on this library, see:

docs/index.html http://effbot.org/zone/element.htm

The 1.3 release is designed to work with Python 2.2 and newer. If you need support for earlier Python releases, use ElementTree 1.2.6.

Enjoy /F

### release info

This is release 1.3 alpha 3 of the ElementTree library.

For a list of changes in this release, see the CHANGES document.

The latest version of this library can be downloaded from:

http://effbot.org/downloads

Comments, bug reports, and patches are welcome. Send them to fredrik@pythonware.com.

Note that this is free software, with limited support. If you need commercial support on this module, contact fredrik@pythonware.com.

### contents

README This file

CHANGES List of changes in this release.

elementtree/

ElementTree.py Element tree implementation. For a minimal
install, this file is all you need.
ElementPath.py Element path support module. Adds limited
XPath support to find/findtext/findall.
ElementInclude.py Element include support module. Adds limited
XInclude support.
HTMLTreeBuilder.py Element tree builder for HTML. This only
works for mostly well-formed HTML; if you need something that can parse arbitrary HTML at least as good as your browser, use TidyHTMLTreeBuilder or TidyTools (see below).
TidyHTMLTreeBuilder.py Element tree builder for HTML, based on the
tidylib library. This tree builder requires the _elementtidy extension module (available from http://effbot.org/downloads).

SimpleXMLWriter.py Simple XML writer

TidyTools.py Build element trees from HTML, using the
external 'tidy' utility.

setup.py Build/installation script

docs/index.html API reference pages. docs/*

demo*.py Sample scripts samples/* Sample data

selftest.py Selftest (requires Python 2.1 or later) tidytest.py Selftest for TidyHTMLTreeBuilder components.

benchmark.py Benchmark script (usage: benchmark.py file)

### license

The ElementTree Library is

Copyright (c) 1999-2007 by Secret Labs AB Copyright (c) 1999-2007 by Fredrik Lundh

By obtaining, using, and/or copying this software and/or its associated documentation, you agree that you have read, understood, and will comply with the following terms and conditions:

Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its associated documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice appears in all copies, and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation, and that the name of Secret Labs AB or the author not be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of the software without specific, written prior permission.

SECRET LABS AB AND THE AUTHOR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THIS SOFTWARE, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS. IN NO EVENT SHALL SECRET LABS AB OR THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE. --------------------------------------------------------------------