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:mod:`deform` is a Python HTML form generation library. It runs under Python 2.6, 2.7, and 3.2.

The design of :mod:`deform` is heavily influenced by the formish form generation library. Some might even say it's a shameless rip-off; this would not be completely inaccurate. It differs from formish mostly in ways that make the implementation (arguably) simpler and smaller.

:mod:`deform` uses :term:`Colander` as a schema library, :term:`Peppercorn` as a form control deserialization library, and :term:`Chameleon` to perform HTML templating.

:mod:`deform` depends only on Peppercorn, Colander, Chameleon and an internationalization library named translationstring, so it may be used in most web frameworks (or antiframeworks) as a result.

Alternate templating languages may be used, as long as all templates are translated from the native Chameleon templates to your templating system of choice and a suitable :term:`renderer` is supplied to :mod:`deform`.


Demonstration Site

Visit to view an application which demonstrates most of Deform's features. The source code for this application is also available in the deform package on GitHub.

Support and Development

To report bugs, use the bug tracker.

If you've got questions that aren't answered by this documentation, contact the Pylons-discuss maillist or join the #pylons IRC channel.

Browse and check out tagged and trunk versions of :mod:`deform` via the deform package on GitHub. To check out the trunk, use this command:

git clone git://

To find out how to become a contributor to :mod:`deform`, please see the Pylons Project contributor documentation.

Index and Glossary


Without these people, this software would not exist:

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