WebHelpers was originally created as a utility package for Pylons. Many of the helpers were ported from Ruby on Rails. Version 0.6 introduced the HTML tag builder and deprecated the rails helpers; new subpackages were added to replace the rails helpers. Version 1.0 builds on this with many additional helpers.
WebHelpers has been in a soft feature freeze since 1.0. Only bugfixes, small enhancements, and compatibility with new Pylons Project frameworks are likely to be accepted.