[docs] [issue13127] xml.dom.Attr.name is not labeled as read-only

Urjit Bhatia report at bugs.python.org
Sat Dec 3 10:56:30 CET 2011

Urjit Bhatia <urjitsb87 at gmail.com> added the comment:

Using the same code example as above, I added a simple print statement in the set method being defined in the defproperty and it fired correctly for -

**My print statement:**in defproperty set for name: attributes
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/home/urjit/code/mercurial/python/cpython/Lib/xml/dom/minicompat.py", line 106, in set
    "attempt to modify read-only attribute " + repr(name))
xml.dom.NoModificationAllowedErr: attempt to modify read-only attribute 'attributes'

The getter seems to work fine for localName but the setter somehow does not fire.

I have a fix for this but when I am running the test on my ubuntu vm, it doesnt go beyond test_sndhdr. However, when I run that test directly, it is successful. I can submit a patch if this problem is fixed.

nosy: +urjitsb87

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