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Python XML Binding

Project description

Naive XML Bindings for python

xsData is a complete data binding library for python allowing developers to access and use XML and JSON documents as simple objects rather than using DOM.

It ships with a code generator for XML schemas, WSDL definitions, XML & JSON documents. It produces simple dataclasses with type hints and simple binding metadata.

The included XML and JSON parser/serializer are highly optimized and adaptable, with multiple handlers and configuration properties.

xsData is constantly tested against the W3C XML Schema 1.1 test suite.

Getting started

$ # Install all dependencies
$ pip install xsdata[cli,lxml,soap]
$ # Generate models
$ xsdata tests/fixtures/primer/order.xsd --package tests.fixtures.primer
>>> # Parse XML
>>> from pathlib import Path
>>> from tests.fixtures.primer import PurchaseOrder
>>> from xsdata.formats.dataclass.parsers import XmlParser
>>> xml_string = Path("tests/fixtures/primer/sample.xml").read_text()
>>> parser = XmlParser()
>>> order = parser.from_string(xml_string, PurchaseOrder)
>>> order.bill_to
Usaddress(name='Robert Smith', street='8 Oak Avenue', city='Old Town', state='PA', zip=Decimal('95819'), country='US')

Check the documentation for more ✨✨✨


  • Generate code from:
    • XML Schemas 1.0 & 1.1
    • WSDL 1.1 definitions with SOAP 1.1 bindings
    • Directly from XML and JSON Documents
    • Extensive configuration to customize output
    • Pluggable code writer for custom output formats
  • Default Output:
    • Pure python dataclasses with metadata
    • Type hints with support for forward references and unions
    • Enumerations and inner classes
    • Support namespace qualified elements and attributes
  • Data Binding:
    • XML and JSON parser, serializer
    • Handlers and Writers based on lxml and native xml python
    • Support wildcard elements and attributes
    • Support xinclude statements and unknown properties
    • Customize behaviour through config

Changelog: 21.7 (2021-07-01)

  • Fixed docstrings backslash escaping #518
  • Fixed analyzer flattening bare types #541
  • Fixed multiple issues with compound fields and override fields #533
  • Fixed missing derived elements types during xml parsing #541
  • Added structure style: clusters for smaller packages #509
  • Added configuration to generate relative imports #519
  • Added configuration to toggle all dataclasses features #529
  • Added binding support for tuple typing annotations (frozen dataclasses) #529
  • Added support to bind data directly from xml/lxml Element and ElementTree #531 #546
  • Updated analyzer to avoid same name for outer-inner classes #511
  • Updated cli to fail early if config file is invalid #514
  • Updated cli to remove setuptools from runtime dependencies #515
  • Updated analyzer to relax override field validations completely #516
  • Updated analyzer to sort classes before class name conflict resolution #517
  • Updated JSON parser to attempt binding against subclasses #527
  • Updated analyzer to guard against multiple substitution group runs #538
  • Updated code generation to use case sensitive reserved words #545

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