[XML-SIG] Ugh! Why are DOM access methods spelled with a leading
Tue, 27 Jun 2000 10:10:41 -0400
"Fred L. Drake, Jr." wrote:
> Paul Prescod writes:
> > more important than CORBA compliance. I think that the same goes for
> > Python. That's why I use and advocate attribute syntax.
> From the IDL errors pointed out earlier and these comments, I'd have
> to conclude that the IDL definition should be removed from the
> recommendation (not present in the next rev., or whatever), and we
> should put together our own Python mapping that completely ignores all
> the naming conventions of the IDL and Java mappings and does the
> Python thing.
I suspect that there is agreement on this.
> The big issue there is the legacy code.
Is there much?
> So, are people using the _get_/_set_ methods or the attribute names?
> Why are these questions being brought back up so late in the game,
Is it late in the game? From the evidence on the XML-SIG
pages and the discussion here, it appears to me that there
is not a defined Python DOM mapping. Some people think that
it provides direct attribute, others seem to thing it provides
access based on both.
I started this because I'm working on a DOM implementation for the
next generation of StructuredText and I couldn't tell what the
heck I was supposed to implement.
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