# osa / doc / index.rst

## Welcome to osa's documentation!

osa is a fast/slim library to consume WSDL 1.1_/SOAP 1.1_ services. It is created with the following three requirements in mind: fast calls, small memory footprint and convenience of use. I was not able to find a library that meets all my requirements, especially for large messages (millions of elements). Therefore I created this library by combining ideas found in suds_ (nice printing), soaplib_ (serialization/deserialization) and Scio_ (WSDL 1.1_ parsing).

At the moment the library is limited to wrapped document/literal SOAP 1.1_ convention. To include other call conventions one has to extend the :py:func:to_xml and :py:func:from_xml methods of the :py:class:Message :ref:class <methods>. The structure of the library is briefly explained :ref:here <Structure>. The XML processing is performed with the help of :py:mod:cElementTree module.

To install the library please do the usual Python magic:

>>> python setup.py install


Online help is available for all classes, please see also section :ref:using for examples.

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