Python non validating xml parser
The lxml XML toolkit is a Pythonic binding for the C libraries libxml2 and libxslt.It is unique in that it combines the speed and XML feature completeness of these libraries with the simplicity of a native Python API, mostly compatible but superior to the well-known Element Tree API.lxml.etree also has a C-level API that can be used to efficiently extend lxml.etree in external C modules, including fast custom element class support.The best way to download lxml is to visit lxml at the Python Package Index (Py PI).All you have to do is use a parser that has DTD validation enabled: option, which loads the DTD and weaves attribute default values into the document.Again, no validation is performed unless explicitly requested.You can check there if a bug you found has been fixed or a feature you want has been implemented in the latest trunk version. If you are sure you found a bug in lxml, please file a bug report there. Any donation that you make to the lxml project is voluntary and is not a fee for any services, goods, or advantages.If you are not sure whether some unexpected behaviour of lxml is a bug or not, please check the documentation and ask on the mailing list first. By making a donation to the lxml project, you acknowledge that we have the right to use the money you donate in any lawful way and for any lawful purpose we see fit and we are not obligated to disclose the way and purpose to any party unless required by applicable law.
See also the Element Tree compatibility overview and the Element Tree performance page comparing lxml to the original Element Tree and c Element Tree implementations.
Python code can be called from XPath expressions and XSLT stylesheets through the use of XPath extension functions.
lxml also offers a SAX compliant API, that works with the SAX support in the standard library.
If you want to validate an XML document against a DTD that is not referenced by the document itself, you can use the keyword argument to parse from a file.
This also enables correct handling of include files from within the Relax NG parser.