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A SOAP library for Python.

Project description


Soapbox is a SOAP library for Python capable of generating Python modules from WSDL documents and providing a dispatcher for the Django framework.

  • Generate Python modules based on WSDL and XSD documents.
  • Execute SOAP requests from generated client modules.
  • Provide a dispatcher for Django and stub server modules.

Project sponsored by Flight Data Services and released under the Open Software License (OSL-3.0).


Package requires pip for installation.

pip install Soapbox

Source Code

Source code is available from Google Code:


Documentation is available from the Python Package Index:



  • Fix logging.NullHandler incompatibility with Python 2.6 [gc-5]


  • Fix regression breaking WSDL output via Django dispatch.
  • Fix regression boolean XML output always ‘true’. [gc-3]
  • Template packaging issue hopefully now fixed 100% of the time. [gc-4]


  • Fixed packaging errors which meant the templates were not installed. - Many thanks to Santtu Pajukanta.


  • Added documentation


  • Initial support for variable URL scheme and host
  • Test suite executes
  • License changed from BSD New to OSL-3.0


  • SSL certificate verification


  • Add option to disable schema validation on parsing: - Set xsd.VALIDATE_ON_PARSE to False.
  • Added some initial logging support: - Request logging available at when level set to DEBUG.
  • Allow unicode as a valid type for strings.
  • Check for Python keywords and prefix with underscore.
  • Python code templates now loaded from external files.
  • Generated code is now much cleaner.
  • Generated code is now timestamped.
  • Code tidying as reported by pyflakes and pep8.
  • Fixed a number of typographical errors.
  • Various name improvements to functions.
  • Updated .hgignore

To Do

  • Fix circular dependency of generated schema classes.

See the TODO markers in soapbox/*.py for a complete list.


Soapbox was written by Damian Powązka <> and is maintained by Flight Data Services, Ltd <>.

Other contributors, listed alphabetically, are:

Many thanks for all contributions!

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