case sensitivity and XML
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Sun May 21 13:09:24 CEST 2000
Michal Wallace (sabren) wrote:
> 11. Given the above, a case-insensitive python cannot parse all
> XML documents.
Q: does __dict__ has to be the same kind of dictionary as you use to
store XML attributes? Q: does all *existing* Python implementations
use the same dictionary type for namespaces and user dictionaries?
> Does anyone disagree with the conclusion in line 4? Can we have a case
> insensitive Python without case-insensitive string comparisons?
Q: does *namespace* lookups have to use the standard string comparision
> Another argument has to do with Java. In java, X and x are different. What
> does that mean for a case insensitive JPython? That we can only script
> SOME java objects reliably?
Q: can you think of any *other* environment that has the same problem?
Q: how does Visual Basic talk to Java or C++ components over COM? Q: how
does PythonWin talk to Visual Basic components? Q: how does SAMBA solve
the problem with a case-sensitive server and case-insensitive clients? etc.
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