xhtml2pdf VS html5lib

Compare xhtml2pdf vs html5lib and see what are their differences.

xhtml2pdf

A library for converting HTML into PDFs using ReportLab (by xhtml2pdf)

html5lib

Standards-compliant library for parsing and serializing HTML documents and fragments in Python (by html5lib)
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xhtml2pdf html5lib
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1,899 972
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8.5 0.6
about 1 month ago 22 days ago
Python Python
Apache License 2.0 MIT License
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xhtml2pdf

Posts with mentions or reviews of xhtml2pdf. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2020-09-27.
  • Create PDFs using Python and xhtml2pdf
    2 projects | dev.to | 27 Sep 2020
    Here, we will generate a PDF file using an HTML template. We have to keep in mind that xhtml2pdf supports until HTML4. So, first, we have to create an HTML file that will behave as a template for our PDF file.

html5lib

Posts with mentions or reviews of html5lib. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-25.
  • Pydantic Factories
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/Python | 25 Nov 2021
    Neither did html5lib.
  • Why are circular dependencies even a thing?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/linuxquestions | 25 Sep 2021
    Easier example...sphinx is a document generator for python programs (creating docs for the API of programs from source-code comments for example). Spinx depends on html5lib which itself again depends on six...want to make a guess what six uses to generate its API docs? ;) So if you want the api docs of six you will have to first install it without to be able to get a working sphinx install then redo the six on including the building of the API docs.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing xhtml2pdf and html5lib you can also consider the following projects:

lxml - The lxml XML toolkit for Python

bleach - Bleach is an allowed-list-based HTML sanitizing library that escapes or strips markup and attributes

MarkupSafe - Safely add untrusted strings to HTML/XML markup.

selectolax - Python binding to Modest and Lexbor engines (fast HTML5 parser with CSS selectors).

cssutils

pyquery - A jquery-like library for python

xmltodict - Python module that makes working with XML feel like you are working with JSON

untangle - Converts XML to Python objects