<H3>SIG for XML Processing in Python</H3>
<P>This list has been created to provide a forum for discussion and implementation of tools to make Python an excellent choice for XML processing.
<P>XML is the <A href="http://w3.org/xml/">Extensible Markup Language</A>, a standard defined by the <a href="http://w3.org">World Wide Web Consortium</a>. Originally developed as a standard to enable the interchange of structured data, XML has expanded to encompass databases, distributed computing, and so on. The <a href="http://pyxml.sourceforge.net/topics/">XML Topic Guide</a>, maintained by the XML SIG, contains links to documentation, source, and so on.
<P>While Python includes basic XML processing capabilities, the goal of this SIG is to make Python become <em>the</em> premier language for XML processing. The SIG, through the <A HREF="http://www.python.org/pipermail/xml-sig/">mailing list</a> and the <A HREF="http://pyxml.sf.net">PyXML</a> project hosted on <a href="http://www.sf.net">SourceForge</a>, is helping to decide what software is required for this purpose, and coordinate its implementation and documentation.