[XML-SIG] DOM Extension Proposal

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Wed, 21 Jun 2000 06:03:23 -0500

Insofar as the DOM does not address Python's syntax overloading, it does
not say what we must do in our overloading.

I propose that we extend the DOM with a new type AttributeList that is a
subclass of NamedNodeMap:

It would override __getitem__ to return the *value* of the reference
attribute node instead of a (often useless and annoying) attribute node

The behvaior of all DOM-defined methods (item, namedItem, namedItemNS)
would be unchanged. The practical implication is that Python users could
write code like this:


rather than:


 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for himself
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