[XML-SIG] Minidom proposal

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Fri, 18 Feb 2000 12:30:13 -0800

> To clarify, this dictionary follows the earlier proposal that
> attributes are keyed by (namespaceURI, localName) tuples, correct?

Good question. I think that for simplicity we should index attributes
both with tuples AND with a simple tagname. I don't want to mess up
node["href"] just to support the much less common

This is especially the case since attributes do not "namespace default."
So namespaced attributes will actually be relatively rare.

>   -- Ken
> P.S. I wish Perl could do that gracefully.  :-/

You'd better get used to saying that. <0.9 wink>

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