Powerful and Pythonic XML processing library combining libxml2/libxslt with the ElementTree API.
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 github repository at https://github.com/lxml/lxml . Note that this requires Cython to build the sources, see the build instructions on the project home page. To the same end, running easy_install lxml==dev will install lxml from https://github.com/lxml/lxml/tarball/master#egg=lxml-dev if you have an appropriate version of Cython installed.
After an official release of a new stable series, bug fixes may become available at https://github.com/lxml/lxml/tree/lxml-3.1 . Running easy_install lxml==3.1bugfix will install the unreleased branch state from https://github.com/lxml/lxml/tarball/lxml-3.1#egg=lxml-3.1bugfix as soon as a maintenance branch has been established. Note that this requires Cython to be installed at an appropriate version for the build.
GH#89: lxml.html.clean allows overriding the set of attributes that it considers ‘safe’. Patch by Francis Devereux.
LP#1104370: copy.copy(el.attrib) raised an exception. It now returns a copy of the attributes as a plain Python dict.
GH#95: When used with namespace prefixes, the el.find*() methods always used the first namespace mapping that was provided for each path expression instead of using the one that was actually passed in for the current run.
LP#1092521, GH#91: Fix undefined C symbol in Python runtimes compiled without threading support. Patch by Ulrich Seidl.
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