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Beautiful Soup 4 Beta 6, Beautiful Soup 3.2.1: There are two ongoing serials here at crummy.com: Constellation Games and Beautiful Soup 4. Here's the announcement message for the latest installment in the latter saga.

The big news is a new release of the 3.x series, Beautiful Soup 3.2.1. This fixes a pretty bad problem that can let through cross-site scripting attacks if you use Beautiful Soup to sanitize HTML. If that's you, you should upgrade ASAP.

That was certainly worth fixing, but I don't do much work on Beautiful Soup 3 anymore. I mean, if I fixed every bug in BS3, I'd have... Beautiful Soup 4, which is now almost done. All the bugs are closed out. There's one more big feature I may add, and some minor cleanup I want to do, but mainly I want to make sure people are comfortable with the new API.

Thanks to Stefano Rivera, BS4 is now in Debian unstable and Ubuntu Pangolin, as beautifulsoup4. So the clock is ticking on freezing the API. This would be a great time to try to port your BS3 scripts to BS4, and let me know how difficult it was and what you had to change.

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