[Python-Dev] minidom and DOM level 2

Andrew Clover and-dev at doxdesk.com
Sat Apr 7 17:02:13 CEST 2007

Jason Orendorff wrote:

> OK, I think this is worthwhile then. :) I'll read the spec and submit
> a patch.

You're planning to implement EntityReference in minidom? That'll be fun! 
:-) One of the nastier corners of DOM and XML in general.

 > I'd be happy to do some diffing between the implementation,
 > documentation, tests, and the Recommendation

I hacked up an experimental test harness for the W3 DOM Test Suite in 
order to test my own imp; you might find it useful:


The TS is far from definitive, but its tests for Level 1 and 2 are to 
the best of my knowledge accurate.

Incidentally minidom falls far short of passing even Level 1 Core for 
more reasons than omission of EntityReference. I noted the main known 
problems with it here:


Good luck!

And Clover
mailto:and at doxdesk.com

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