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Pythonic XML Data Binding Package

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NodeTree provides a clean, modern API for working with XML in Python.

Version 0.3 adds support for XML document parsing:

>>> import nodetree
>>> d = nodetree.Document('<article><p>Pre <b>Bold</b> Post</p></article>')
>>> d
<?xml version="1.0"?>
  <p>Pre <b>Bold</b> Post</p>
>>> str(d.root)
'<?xml version="1.0"?>\n<article><p>Pre <b>Bold</b> Post</p></article>\n'
>>> d.root[0]
<p>Pre <b>Bold</b> Post</p>
>>> d.root[0].pop()
' Post'
>>> d.root[0][0] = 'Plain Text vs '
>>> d.root
  <p>Plain Text vs <b>Bold</b></p>

XML streams (eg, XMPP) are also now supported with progressive parsing:

>>> import nodetree
>>> s = nodetree.Stream('<stream:stream xmlns="jabber:client" ' +
>>> s.send('<message><body>Hello, World!</body></message>')
>>> s.root.pop(0)
  <body>Hello, World!</body>
>>> s.send('<message><body>This works')
>>> s.root.pop(0)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
ValueError: incomplete branch
>>> s.send(' well</body></message>')
>>> s.root.pop(0)
  <body>This works well</body>

This release also adds support for ProcessingInstruction nodes and fixes several bugs regarding XML branch splicing and merging.

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