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XML support for Django REST Framework

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REST Framework XML

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XML support for Django REST Framework

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XML support extracted as a third party package directly from the official Django REST Framework implementation. It requires the defusedxml package only because it safeguards against some security issues that were discovered.

Note: XML output provided is an ad-hoc format that isn't formally described. If you have specific XML requirements you'll need to write your own XML parsers/renderers in order to fully control the representation.


  • Python 3.5+
  • Django 2.2+
  • Django REST Framework 3.11+


Install using pip...

$ pip install djangorestframework-xml



You can also set the renderer and parser used for an individual view, or viewset, using the APIView class based views.

from rest_framework import routers, serializers, viewsets
from rest_framework_xml.parsers import XMLParser
from rest_framework_xml.renderers import XMLRenderer

class UserSerializer(serializers.HyperlinkedModelSerializer):
    class Meta:
        model = User
        fields = ('url', 'username', 'email', 'is_staff')

class UserViewSet(viewsets.ModelViewSet):
    queryset = User.objects.all()
    serializer_class = UserSerializer
    parser_classes = (XMLParser,)
    renderer_classes = (XMLRenderer,)

Sample output

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

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