In his final Python-XML column, Uche Ogbuji shows us three ways to process Atom 1.0 feeds in Python. [Sep. 14, 2005]
I show how to parse Atom 1.0 using minidom (for those who want no
additional dependencies), Amara Bindery (for those who want an easier
API) and Universal Feed Parser (with a quick hack to bring the support
in UFP 3.3 up to Atom 1.0). I also show how to use DateUtil and Python
datetime to process Atom dates.
As the teaser says, we've come to the end of the column in its present form, but it's more of a transition than a termination. From the article:
And with this month's exploration, the Python-XML column has come to an end. After discussions with my editor, I'll replace this column with one with a broader focus. It will cover the intersection of Agile Languages and Web 2.0 technologies. The primary language focus will still be Python, but there will sometimes be coverage of other languages such as Ruby and ECMAScript. I think many of the topics will continue to be of interest to readers of the present column. I look forward to continuing my relationship with the XML.com audience.
It is too bad that I don't get to some of the articles that I had in the queue, including coverage of lxml pygenx, XSLT processing from Python, the role of PEP 342 in XML processing, and more. I can still squeeze some of these topics into the new column, I think, as long as I make an emphasis on the Web. I'll also try to keep up my coverage of news in the Python/XML community here on Copia.
Speaking of such news, I forgot to mention in the column that I'd found an interesting resource from John Shipman.
[F]or my relatively modest needs, I've written a more Pythonic module that uses minidom. Complete documentation, including the code of the module in 'literate programming' style, is at:
The relevant sections start with section 7, "xmlcreate.py".