Universal Feed Browser problem in feedparser.py

Virgil Stokes vs at it.uu.se
Mon Feb 7 19:47:55 CET 2011

I am running Python 2.6 on a Windows Vista (32-bit) platform. I recently 
installed the Universal Feed Parser package (feedparser-5-0). When I try to 
execute the following commands:

 >>> import feedparser
 >>> d = feedparser.parse("http://feedparser.org/docs/examples/atom10.xml")

which is given at http://www.feedparser.org/

I get an Assertion error in the following function in feedparser.py

def __getattr__(self, key):
               return self.__dict__[key]
         except KeyError:
               assert not key.startswith('_') <-------  Error occurs when this 
statement is executed.
               return self.__getitem__(key)
               raise AttributeError, "object has no attribute '%s'" % key

Why does the error occur and how should he be corrected?

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