[XML-SIG] Ugh! Why are DOM access methods spelled with a leading '_'?

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Mon, 26 Jun 2000 08:18:46 -0700

Dieter Maurer wrote:
> ...
> I would vote against.
>   DOM is specified in terms of IDL.
>   Python has an IDL -> Python mapping.
>   Deviating from this mapping for DOM only would require special
>   knowledge -- a thing I do not like.

Less than one in a hundred DOM users (especially minidom users!) will
know or care about the original IDL.

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