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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.

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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

2.0alpha4 (2007-10-07)

Features added

Bugs fixed

  • AttributeError in feed parser on parse errors

Other changes

  • Tag name validation in lxml.etree (and lxml.html) now distinguishes between HTML tags and XML tags based on the parser that was used to parse or create them. HTML tags no longer reject any non-ASCII characters in tag names but only spaces and the special characters ‘<>&/’.

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