question about python "casting"

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at
Mon Feb 9 07:47:51 CET 2004

sang park wrote:
> name :
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "", line 63, in ?
>     print "name : ",
> AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'name'
> i was wondering what the proper way to accomplish this would be.  any help
> would be appreciated.

Could it be that you have been executing a code different from
the one you were posting? In your posted code, you have a variable
called "proj", whereis from your exception, it appears the variable
is called "p".

>     if nodes.nodeType == nodes.ELEMENT_NODE:
>         datanodes = info.childNodes
>         dataStr = getText(datanodes)
> #        print info.nodeName, ":", dataStr
>         if dataStr == "name":
>    = dataStr
>         if dataStr == "email":
>    = dataStr
>         if dataStr == "admin":
>             project.admin = dataStr
>         if dataStr == "description":
>             project.description = dataStr

It is unlikely that this does what you want: Most likely, you
have elements "name", "email", etc in your XML document.
You need to look at some node's nodeName, to find out whether
it is a "name" node - looking at the text inside the node
won't help.

E.g. in your code above, if dataStr equals "email", you do = dataStr

Since dataStr is email, this is the same as = "email"

which is not what you want.


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