xhtml2pdf VS lxml

Compare xhtml2pdf vs lxml and see what are their differences.

xhtml2pdf

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

lxml

The lxml XML toolkit for Python (by lxml)
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xhtml2pdf lxml
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1,896 2,077
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8.5 8.7
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Python Python
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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.

lxml

Posts with mentions or reviews of lxml. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-02.
  • how to find text in website ?
    1 project | reddit.com/r/learnprogramming | 6 May 2022
  • Parsing XML file deletes whitespace. How to avoid it?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/learnpython | 2 Apr 2022
    I got curious about this now so I did some tests on my own, and it appears that the XML parser implementation in Python does indeed strip all newline characters from attributes. Whether this is according to XML standard I do not know; I also briefly tried an alternative XML implementation for Python and it behaves the same, so I would assume that this is standard behavior, but I'm not knowledgable enough about XML to say for certain.
  • Use case for ETL over ELT?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/dataengineering | 27 Mar 2022
    I use lxml for the XML parsing and pyodbc as the ODBC library. We have a small team so I just keep it as simple as possible: 1. A cursor yields the XML documents from a SQL query as a stream 2. A generator function parses the XML document and yields the rows (you could parallelize this step) 3. Stream each of the resulting rows to a single CSV file 4. Scoop up the resulting CSV file into the target database (usually with the DB engine's loader; bulk insert isn't so fast over ODBC) It ends up being a straight forward, low-overhead approach.
  • CompactLogix: Implementing HTTP requests & XML Data Transfer via TCP/IP
    1 project | reddit.com/r/PLC | 26 Feb 2022
    If that sounds too weird maybe take a look at pycomm3, python also has lxml as well as requests. You could write a script that retrieves the data from the clx using the appropriate pycomm3 driver for cplx and then do xml things with the data using lxml and transmit the data over http using requests.
  • How do i go about building a vidoe conferencing app?
    10 projects | reddit.com/r/rust | 20 Aug 2021
    Generally, I'm already using Python to glue together things like OpenCV or libxml, which do the heavy-lifting, and taking advantage of how things like Qt's QImage release Python's Global Interpreter Lock, allowing me to load and process images on a background thread, so the Python code itself is usually already I/O-bound, but yes. If the Python code would become a bottleneck, it helps with that too.
  • Big brained meme I created
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor | 25 Jul 2021
  • Catch some info with BeautifulSoup
    1 project | reddit.com/r/learnpython | 27 Jun 2021
    BeautifulSoup doesn't support XPath, no? They would need to use a library like lxml instead.
  • Where to start: Learning Web-scraping
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/learnpython | 26 Jun 2021
    lxml is an XML parser however, it also supports HTML parsing. It's blazing fast and supports XPath. I think it isn't as beginner friendly to use, though it has detailed documentation. It works less well with heavily broken HTML documents and the encoding detection isn't as good as the one of BS4.
  • Python is better than C they said
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor | 6 Jun 2021
    According to lxml benchmarking docs, Python’s built in xml parser wouldn’t behave that bad either: https://github.com/lxml/lxml/blob/master/doc/performance.txt
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor | 6 Jun 2021

What are some alternatives?

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

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

html5lib - Standards-compliant library for parsing and serializing HTML documents and fragments in Python

untangle - Converts XML to Python objects

pyquery - A jquery-like library for python

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

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

rust-cpython - Rust <-> Python bindings

gazpacho - 🥫 The simple, fast, and modern web scraping library

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

cssutils