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[Python-Dev] Fixing the XML batteries


On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 10:02, Stefan Behnel <stefan_ml at behnel.de> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> I think Py3.3 would be a good milestone for cleaning up the stdlib support
> for XML. Note upfront: you may or may not know me as the maintainer of lxml,
> the de-facto non-stdlib standard Python XML tool. This (lengthy) post was
> triggered by the following kind of conversation that I keep having with new
> XML users in Python (mostly on c.l.py), which hints at some serious flaw in
> the stdlib.
>
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AFAIU nothing really happened with this. The discussion started with a
lot of +1s but then got derailed. The related Issue 11379 also got
stuck nearly two months ago. It would be great if some sort of
consensus could be reached here, since this is an important issue :-)

Eli