[XML-SIG] Ugh! Why are DOM access methods spelled with a leading
Sun, 25 Jun 2000 09:53:53 -0600
> Traditionally, Python attributes (including methods) with
> names starting with '_' were treated as private.
This is an informal tradition, not universal, and hardly normative.
> Why oh why then does the Python DOM implementation use
> method names beginning with '_'s in the public API (for
> getting attributes), as in '_get_nodeType'? Why not
> 'get_nodeType' or 'getNodeType'? Is the intent that these
> functions shouldn't be called by Python code?
We have it this way in order to follow the Python/CORBA mapping.
> Is there are description somewhere of the Python DOM mapping,
> other than the DOM sources?
Just the xml-sig mailing list archives, I'm afraid. We should indeed work on
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