[XML-SIG] Minidom proposal

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Sat, 19 Feb 2000 08:12:21 -0800

Greg Stein wrote:
> Attribute is a subclass of Node, which has a parent. Why not use the
> parent for the owner?

This is a common debate in the XML world. Attributes are not considered
"children" of elements so it is somewhat weird to call the owner
"parent". You're my parent but I'm not your child. Given that the
argument could go either way we might as well do it the way that PyDOM
and 4DOM currently do (AFAIK).

> GetElementsByTagName* should have a matching capitaliztion.


> DOMString??

Cut and paste error. For Python, DOMString is just PyString --
especially since we will soon have Unicode.

> NodeList -> List[Node]


> Isn't this a duplicate of tagname? Why have both?

tagname = html:a or a
localname = a (always)

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