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Powerful and Pythonic XML processing library combining libxml2/libxslt with the ElementTree API.

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lxml is a Pythonic, mature binding for the libxml2 and libxslt libraries. It provides safe and convenient access to these libraries using the ElementTree API.

It extends the ElementTree API significantly to offer support for XPath, RelaxNG, XML Schema, XSLT, C14N and much more.

In case you want to use the current in-development version of lxml, you can get it from the subversion repository at . Running easy_install lxml==dev will install it from

1.3beta (2007-02-27)

Features added

  • DTD validator class (like RelaxNG and XMLSchema)

  • HTML generator helpers by Fredrik Lundh in lxml.htmlbuilder

  • ElementMaker XML generator by Fredrik Lundh in lxml.builder.E

  • Support for pickeling objectify.ObjectifiedElement objects to XML

  • update() method on Element.attrib

  • Optimised replacement for libxml2’s _xmlReconsiliateNs(). This allows lxml a better handling of namespaces when moving elements between documents.

Bugs fixed

  • Possible memory leaks in namespace handling when moving elements between documents

Other changes

  • major restructuring in the documentation

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