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XSON: XML Encoding for JSON

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XML Encoding for JSON

XSON is a Python package that supports the serialization of Python objects to XML documents according to the JSONx specification (draft), as well as the deserialization of JSONx documents to Python objects. The implementation aims at being API-compatible with Python’s standard JSON package.


  • Python >= 3.4
  • pip and setuptools Python packages (the latter is automatically installed by pip)


The quick way:

pip install xson

Alternatively, by cloning the project and running setuptools:

python install



>>> import xson
>>> out = xson.dumps({'foo': 42, 'bar': [3.14, 'baz', True, None]}, indent=4)
>>> print(out)
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<json:object xmlns:json="">
    <json:number name="foo">42</json:number>
    <json:array name="bar">

>>> dct = xson.loads(out)
>>> print(dct)
{'foo': 42, 'bar': [3.14, 'baz', True, None]}

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