May 26, 2018
System for manipulating HTML using a Pythonic object model
A simple, lightweight system for manipulating HTML and XML, informally using a Pythonic object model.
- Allows program logic and HTML to be completely separated - a graphical designer can design the HTML in a visual HTML editor, without needing to deal with any non-standard syntax or non-standard attribute names.
- Designed with common HTML-application programming tasks in mind.
- No special requirements for the HTML/XML or just one attribute values must be quoted - so you can use any editor, and your HTML/XML doesn’t need to be strictly valid.
- Works by string substitution, rather than by decomposing and rebuilding the markup, hence has no impact on the parts of the page you don’t manipulate.
- Does nothing but manipulating HTML/XML, hence fits in with any other Web toolkits you’re using.
- Tracebacks always point to the right place - many Python/HTML mixing systems use exec or eval, making bugs hard to track down.