Welcome to the XIST documentation!¶
XIST provides an extensible HTML and XML generator. XIST is also a XML parser with a very simple and pythonesque tree API. Every XML element type corresponds to a Python class and these Python classes provide a conversion method to transform the XML tree (e.g. into HTML). XIST can be considered “object oriented XSLT”.
XIST also includes the following modules and packages:
ll.ul4cis compiler for a cross-platform templating language with similar capabilities to Django’s templating language. UL4 templates are compiled to an internal format, which makes it possible to implement template renderers in other languages and makes the template code “secure” (i.e. template code can’t open or delete files).
ll.ul4onprovides functions for encoding and decoding a lightweight machine-readable text-based format for serializing the object types supported by UL4. It is extensible to allow encoding/decoding arbitrary instances (i.e. it is basically a reimplementation of
pickle, but with string input/output instead of bytes and with an eye towards cross-plattform support).
It allows calling functions and procedures with keyword arguments.
Query results will be put into
Recordobjects, where database fields are accessible as object attributes.
Connectionclass provides methods for iterating through the database metadata.
Importing the modules adds support for URLs with the scheme
ll.makeis an object oriented make replacement. Like make it allows you to specify dependencies between files and actions to be executed when files don’t exist or are out of date with respect to one of their sources. But unlike make you can do this in a object oriented way and targets are not only limited to files.
ll.colorprovides classes and functions for handling RGB color values. This includes the ability to convert between different color models (RGB, HSV, HLS) as well as to and from CSS format, and several functions for modifying and mixing colors.
ll.sisyphusprovides classes for running Python scripts as cron jobs.
ll.urlprovides classes for parsing and constructing RFC 2396 compliant URLs.
ll.miscprovides several small utility functions and classes.
ll.astylecan be used for colored terminal output (via ANSI escape sequences).
ll.daemoncan be used on UNIX to fork a daemon process.
ll.xml_codeccontains a complete codec for encoding and decoding XML.
For documentation read the files in the
docs/ directory or the
web pages generated from those.
For installation instructions read
For a history of XIST and a list of new features in this version,
For a list of old features and bugfixes read
For the license read
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- XIST – An extensible HTML/XML generator
- UL4 – A templating language
ll.ul4on– Object serialization
ll.url– RFC 2396 compliant URLs
ll.make– Object oriented make replacement
ll.daemon– Forking daemon processes
ll.sisyphus– Writing jobs with Python
ll.color– RGB colors and color model conversion
ll.misc– Utility functions and classes
ll.pysql– Oracle import script
ll.orasql– Utilities for
ll.nightshade– Using Oracle with CherryPy
ll.scripts– UL4 templates and URLs
- Old history