Naive XML Bindings for python#
xsData is a complete data binding library for python allowing developers to access and use XML and JSON documents as simple objects rather than using DOM.
It ships with a code generator for XML schemas, WSDL definitions, XML & JSON documents. It produces simple dataclasses with type hints and simple binding metadata.
The included XML and JSON parser/serializer are highly optimized and adaptable, with multiple handlers and configuration properties.
xsData is constantly tested against the W3C XML Schema 1.1 test suite.
$ # Install all dependencies $ pip install xsdata[cli,lxml,soap]
$ # Generate models $ xsdata tests/fixtures/primer/order.xsd --package tests.fixtures.primer
>>> # Parse XML >>> from pathlib import Path >>> from tests.fixtures.primer import PurchaseOrder >>> from xsdata.formats.dataclass.parsers import XmlParser >>> >>> xml_string = Path("tests/fixtures/primer/sample.xml").read_text() >>> parser = XmlParser() >>> order = parser.from_string(xml_string, PurchaseOrder) >>> order.bill_to Usaddress(name='Robert Smith', street='8 Oak Avenue', city='Old Town', state='PA', zip=Decimal('95819'), country='US')
Check the documentation for more ✨✨✨
Generate code from:
XML Schemas 1.0 & 1.1
WSDL 1.1 definitions with SOAP 1.1 bindings
Directly from XML and JSON Documents
Extensive configuration to customize output
Pluggable code writer for custom output formats
Pure python dataclasses with metadata
Type hints with support for forward references and unions
Enumerations and inner classes
Support namespace qualified elements and attributes
XML and JSON parser, serializer
Handlers and Writers based on lxml and native xml python
Support wildcard elements and attributes
Support xinclude statements and unknown properties
Customize behaviour through config
Changelog: 22.5 (2022-05-08)#
Added support for xml date/time nanoseconds #679
The W3C XML Schema is too complicated but with good reason. It needs to support any api design. On the other hand when you consume xml you don’t necessarily care about any of that. This is where xsData comes in, to simplify things by making a lot of assumptions like the following one that started everything:
All xs:schema elements are classes everything else is either noise or class properties