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Python: Essential Reference, Third Edition by David Beazley

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Python includes a number of modules for processing XML data. The topic of XML processing is large and full coverage is beyond the scope of this book. However, modules related to basic XML parsing are covered. This section assumes the reader is already familiar with basic XML concepts. A book such as Inside XML by Steve Holzner (New Riders) or XML In a Nutshell by Elliotte Harold and W. Scott Means (O’Reilly and Associates) will be useful in explaining basic XML concepts. Several books discuss XML processing with Python, including Python & XML by Christopher Jones (O’Reilly and Associates) and XML Processing with Python by Sean McGrath (Prentice Hall).

There are two common approaches for parsing XML documents. The first approach, SAX (Simple ...

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