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Python library and command-line utilities to handle SciELO PS XML files that runs on python 2.7, 3.3+.

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packtools depends on lxml.

Python Package Index (recommended):

$ pip install packtools

Pip + git (versão de desenvolvimento):

$ pip install -e git+git://


$ git clone
$ cd packtools
$ python install

Installation as a web application, where a graphical interface for stylechecker and an HTML previewer is provided:

$ pip install packtools[webapp]

Running the web application

Configuring the application:

environment variable default value
APP_SETTINGS packtools.webapp.config.default.ProductionConfig
$ export APP_SETTINGS=packtools.webapp.config.default.ProductionConfig
$ export
$ flask run

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Copyright 2013 SciELO Licensed under the terms of the BSD license. Please see LICENSE in the source code for more information.



2.6.4 (2020-06-16)

  • WEB optimiser minor fix to not to externalize an error of one dependent library.

2.6.3 (2020-05-07)

  • Changes XML reading in WEB optimiser to not to load DTD
  • Preserves XML DOCTYPE after XML reading in WEB optimiser

2.6.2 (2020-04-13)

  • Fixes XML WEB optimiser stop execution in case linked image file format are not supported
  • Adds debug logs

2.6.1 (2020-04-08)

  • SPS Package WEB optimiser code refactoring
  • Adds option to stop execution if an error occurs during WEB package optimisation

2.6.0 (2020-02-18)

  • Drop support for Python version 3.4.
  • Ajustments to follow the Crossref DOI Display guidelines []
  • Tool to optimise images for WEB in SPS Packages
  • Initial support for SciELO PS version 1.10.

2.5.6 (2019-10-29)

  • Fixes link to retracted articles in the HTML.
  • Fixes the how to cite of documents that have collaborative authors.
  • Adds Python 3.7 to the test matrix.
  • Removes the dependency of python-slugify.

2.5.5 (2019-09-16)

  • Adds highlight to a document retraction [].
  • Adds support to partial retractions and minor improvements to labels [].

2.5.4 (2019-08-26)

  • Shows DOIs for translations when available [], [].
  • Shows history dates for sub-articles.

2.5.3 (2019-08-14)

  • Fixes the rendering of visual abstracts. [].

2.5.2 (2019-07-19)

  • Minor fixes to the generated HTML.

2.5.1 (2019-05-22)

  • Minor fixes to the generated HTML.

2.5 (2019-05-16)

  • Adds the capability to run a webserver that provides a web-based interface for stylechecker and htmlgenerator.
  • README.rst and HISTORY.rst were converted to Markdown.
  • Change validation rules for <pub-date> on sps-1.8.
  • Minor fixes to the generated HTML.

2.4.3 (2019-04-17)

  • Minor fixes to the generated HTML [].

2.4.2 (2019-03-29)

  • Add support to SciELO PS 1.9.
  • Minor fixes to the generated HTML [].

2.4.1 (2019-03-20)

  • Minor fixes and adjusts to the generated HTML [], [].

2.4 (2019-01-16)

  • Makes possible to have plugable catalogs of validation schemas and xslts.
  • Minor fixes and adjusts to the generated HTML.

2.3.8 (2018-12-03)

  • Fixes a bug that would cause authors names to be ommited in the HTML version []

2.3.7 (2018-07-17)

  • Fixes a bug that would break the html generator []

2.3.6 (2018-06-20)

  • Fixes a bug on the distribution os xsl data files.

2.3.5 (2018-03-22)

  • Fixes a bug that would cause affs to be mandatory for corrections and retractions.

2.3.4 (2018-03-21)

  • Fixes support for SciELO PS 1.8.

2.3.3 (2018-03-15)

  • Fixes support for SciELO PS 1.8 adding validations to affs and ref-lists.

2.3.2 (2018-03-14)

  • Makes the validation of the response element more flexible.
  • Adds more values to //product/@product-type.
  • Adds more values to //date/@date-type.
  • Adds SciELO BR specific rules.

2.3.1 (2018-03-05)

  • Fixes a bug that would cause error messages on all sps-1.8 documents.

2.3 (2018-03-02)

  • Initial support for SciELO PS 1.8.

2.2 (2018-02-02)

  • Updates the HTMLGenerator to support the build of the most recent version of the articles in HTML.

2.1 (2017-09-28)

  • Initial support for SciELO PS 1.7.
  • Adds support to JATS 1.1.
  • Removes Python 3.3 and adds lxml 3.8 and 4.0 to the test matrix.

2.0.3 (2017-06-02)

  • Fixes a bug that would cause etree.XMLParser to raise TypeError on some old versions of lxml.

2.0.2 (2017-05-16)

  • Reduces the size of the test matrix so tests run on a reasonable amount of time (the full matrix was taking almost 1 hour to run). Now we are testing against minor versions of lxml 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6 , except for 3.7.x series where we also test patch versions.
  • Fixes bug that would cause wheel distributions to handle dependencies incorrectly.

2.0.1 (2017-04-26)

  • Fixes bugs and regressions.

2.0 (2017-04-25)

  • [Backwards incompatible] Major changes on packtools.domain.XMLValidator initializer and .parse classmethod. The param extra_schematron is now deprecated. Use sch_schemas and extra_sch_schemas instead, since both params accept an arbitrary number of schematron schemas.
  • Validation logic was abstracted and moved to Validator objects (packtools.domain.PyValidator, packtools.domain.DTDValidator, and packtools.domain.SchematronValidator).
  • The stylechecker utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs [].
  • The values in attribute @country are checked against ISO3166 alpha-2 list.
  • Fixes a bug that would cause element's text to be printed out on error messages instead of the element's name [].
  • [Backwards incompatible] Major changes to the data structure returned by packtools.stylechecker.summarize and, as consequence, to the JSON-encoded data structure produced by the stylechecker command-line tool [].
  • The parsing of schematron schemas was accelerated by preventing the collection of the IDs in an auxiliary hash table [].

1.5 (2017-04-03)

  • Initial support for SciELO PS 1.6.

1.4.2 (2017-03-22)

  • This release is purely bureaucratic, because Pypi does not allow a package to be fixed and resubmitted with the same filename.

1.4.1 (2017-03-22)

  • Fixes syntax error on HISTORY.rst that caused style problems on Pypi.

1.4 (2017-03-22)

  • XML catalog to resolve system ids of type URL [].
  • Remove the use license restrictions from the Brazil instance [].
  • Make built-in schematron schemas available through the prefix @: @scielo-br, @sps-1.1, @sps-1.2, @sps-1.3, @sps-1.4, @sps-1.5.
  • Better exception and log messages.

1.3.3 (2017-02-16)

  • Fixes a bug that would cause invalid product types to be accepted on article/front/article-meta/product/@product-type.
  • Fixes a bug that would cause invalid invalid values to be accepted on article/front/article-meta/aff/institution/@content-type.
  • Clean up unused attributes from classes from the packtools.style_error module.
  • Log messages are now omitted from the stderr by default.
  • Fixes a bug that would cause tests to fail on Python 3.6 [].

1.3.2 (2016-11-22)

  • Bugfix release [].

1.3.1 (2016-10-03)

  • Bugfix release [].

1.3 (2016-09-30)

  • Added functions stylechecker.summarize and stylechecker.annotate.
  • Added zip-file validation capabilities.
  • Initial support for SciELO PS 1.5.

1.2 (2016-04-04)

  • Fixes a bug that would cause country elements to be mandatory on sub-articles of type transation.
  • HTMLGenerator().generate() method now handling undefined article/@xml:lang attribute.

1.1 (2016-03-11)

  • Initial support for SciELO PS 1.4.

1.0 (2016-02-23)

  • Better debug information with stylechecker sysinfo option.
  • Added scripts to handle registration of local xml catalog in the super catalog.
  • New domain specific exceptions.
  • The module packtools.xray was removed.
  • Added support for automatic generation of HTML documents through HTMLGenerator.
  • Backwards incompatible change in XMLValidator init method signature.

0.8.1 (2015-09-03)

  • Fixe some issues that would cause invalid sps-1.3 XMLs to be considered valid.

0.8.0 (2015-08-31)

  • Minor refactoring to make possible for the XMLValidator to handle deprecated versions of SciELO PS.
  • Added basic support to SciELO PS 1.3.

0.7.6 (2015-07-08)

  • Fixed bug that would cause empty mandatory elements to be valid.

0.7.5 (2015-07-03)

  • Added feature to run the validation against an external schematron schema [#55].
  • stylechecker's loglevel option accepts upper, lower or mixed case strings.
  • stylechecker utility can read from stdin, so it can be a filter in unix pipelines.
  • Added raw option to stylechecker.
  • Fixed bug that would raise UnicodeDecodeError in the presence of any non-ascii character in the path to the file (Python 2 on Windows only).

0.7.4 (2015-06-19)

  • Fixed bug that would cause page counts to be reported as error when pagination is identified with elocation-id [#51].
  • Added support for creative commons IGO licenses (sps-1.2 only).
  • Fixed bug that would cause funding-group validation to raise false positives.

0.7.3 (2015-05-18)

  • Validating the minimum set of elements required for references of type journal [].
  • Added validation of //aff/country/@country attributes for XMLs under sps-1.2 spec.

0.7.2 (2015-04-30)

  • Fixes a bug in which the occurrence of empty award-id, fn[@fn-type="financial-disclosure"] or ack could lead stylechecker to crash.

0.7.1 (2015-04-29)

  • Fixes a bug that report page-count as invalid when fpage or lpage values are non-digit.
  • Fixes a bug that mark as invalid XMLs containing use-licenses with https scheme or missing trailing slashes.
  • Changes the funding-group validation algorithm.
  • Checking for funding-statement when fn[fn-type="financial-disclosure"] is present.

0.7 (2015-03-13)

  • Added SciELO PS 1.2 support.
  • Added the apparent sourceline of the element raising validation errors (stylechecker).
  • Added the option nocolors to prevent stylechecker output from being colorized by ANSI escape sequences.
  • stylechecker now prints log messages to stdout. The option loglevel should be used to define the log level. Options are: DEBUG, INFO, WARNING, ERROR or CRITICAL.
  • SciELO PS 1.2 schematron uses EXSLT querybinding.
  • Better error handling while analyzing multiple XML files with stylechecker.

0.6.4 (2015-02-03)

  • Fixes a bug that causes malfunctioning on stylechecker while expanding wildcards on windows.
  • Major semantic changes at assetsdir options. Now it is always turned ON, and the option is used to set the lookup basedir. By default, the XML basedir is used.

0.6.3 (2015-02-02)

  • stylechecker CLI utility overhaul:
    • The basic output is now presented as JSON structure.
    • The option assetsdir lookups, in the given dir, for each asset referenced in XML. The annotated option now writes the output to a file. The utility now takes more than one XML a time.
    • pygments, if installed, will be used to display pretty JSON outputs.

0.6.2 (2015-01-23)

  • Added method XMLValidator.lookup_assets.
  • Added property XMLValidator.assets.
  • Fixed minor issue that would cause //element-citation[@publication-type="report"] to be reported as invalid.
  • Fixed minor issue that would erroneously identify an element-citation element as not being child of element ref.

0.6.1 (2014-11-28)

  • Minor fix to implement changes from SciELO PS 1.1.1.

0.6 (2014-10-28)

  • Python 3 support.
  • Project-wide code refactoring.
  • packtools.__version__ attribute to get the package version.
  • Distinction between classes of error with the attribute StyleError.level.

0.5 (2014-09-29)

  • Basic implementation of XML style rules according to SciELO PS version 1.1.
  • stylechecker and packbuilder console utilities.
  • Major performance improvements on XMLValidator instantiation, when used with long-running processes (9.5x).

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