[odf-discuss] Full Python API for ODF
Lars D. Noodén
lars at umich.edu
Thu Jan 11 10:58:02 EST 2007
Excellent news. I don't see a mention of odfpy on the web site. Should
there be one ?
Or how about a press release posted on the wiki as well ? That would give
us a URL to pass around.
Ensure access to your data in the future
On Wed, 10 Jan 2007, Soren Roug wrote:
> I mentioned five days ago on the developer list that I was almost ready to
> unveil my Python API for ODF. Now it's here. It's called odfpy.
> Odfpy aims to be a complete API for OpenDocument in Python. Unlike other more
> convenient APIs, this one is essentially an abstraction layer just above the
> XML format. The main focus has been to prevent the programmer from creating
> invalid documents. It has checks that raise an exception if the programmer
> adds an invalid element, adds an attribute unknown to the grammar, forgets to
> add a required attribute or adds text to an element that doesn't allow it.
> These checks and the API itself were generated from the RelaxNG schema, and
> then hand-edited. Therefore the API is complete and can handle all ODF
> constructions, but could be improved in its understanding of data types.
> I've added some examples in the api-for-odfpy.odt manual. Most of the manual
> is also generated from the RelaxNG schema.
> If you're interested in giving it a try, you currently have to export it from
> SVN. You do:
> svn export http://opendocumentfellowship.org/repos/odftools/trunk odftools
> python setup.py build
> python setup.py install
> Then try some of the examples in the manual.
> Have fun
> SÃžren Roug
> European Environment Agency
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