EmeraldTree, a light-weight toolkit for XML processing in Python
- EmeraldTree is a fork of ElementTree - the main differences are:
It has a slightly different API: * Handling of text: it uses unicode objects as children (not as
"tail" attributes of the elements)
API cleanups, removing backward compatibility
Better unicode support
PolyglotWriter (for writing html5 that is also well-formed xml)
Other improvements / optimizations
The fork happened at ElementTree 1.3a3-20070912-preview, for more details please see the repositories:
Please note: EmeraldTree works with Python 2.4 (or later).
Changes are (c) by their authors (see also source files) and licensed under the same Python (MIT style) license as ElementTree (see below):
- Bastian Blank <email@example.com>
Here is the original README contents of ElementTree:
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:
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.
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:
Comments, bug reports, and patches are welcome. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that this is free software, with limited support. If you need commercial support on this module, contact email@example.com.
README This file
CHANGES List of changes in this release.
- 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)
The ElementTree Library is
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