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Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Magnus Lie Hetland

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In this project, you see how to use Python’s excellent text-processing capabilities, including the capability to use regular expressions to change a plain-text file into one marked up in a language such as HTML or XML. You need such skills if you want to use text written by people who don’t know these languages in a system that requires the contents to be marked up.

Don’t speak fluent XML? Don’t worry about that—if you have only a passing acquaintance with HTML, you’ll do fine in this chapter. If you need an introduction to HTML, I suggest you take a look at Dave Raggett’s excellent guide “Getting Started with HTML” at the World Wide Web Consortium’s ...

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