Welcome to Corbon!

Corbon is a light framework for converting XML to standards-compliant XHTML. In addition to XHTML, Corbon features its own set of tags that automate commonly used operations in sites, such as creating a table-of-contents, cross-referencing etc.

Corbon is written for people that know HTML and CSS, and want to build upon that knowledge to create full-featured sites without doing the mindless work of copying all headers and footers on every single page.

Corbon is an off-line framework, meaning that pages are compiled and then transferred to the site in question. This makes it a perfect for small companies that don't have the ability to host complex PHP or Java CMS systems.

Corbon is written in Python. By default, it doesn't rely on any external libraries, though it might use PIL to generate images of e-mail addresses (as an option).

Getting Started

The Quickstart introduces you to the basic concepts of Corbon. Once you're familiar with those, read the Reference Documentation for a tag-by-tag overview of Corbon.


Corbon is hosted on SourceForge.

For the latest Corbon release, see the Downloads page.


Corbon is written by Frederik de Bleser (Email Image), and is in fact a complete rewrite based on the original SiteBuilder, a tool built by Erik van Blokland (Email Image). He's the one that invented all those cool tags that make building sites a lot easier. Thank you Erik!