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

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@beopen.com
Tue, 27 Jun 2000 08:04:25 -0700 (PDT)

Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:
 > The big issue there is the legacy code.

Jim Fulton writes:
 > Is there much?

  *I* don't have much and would be happy to convert.  But I'm more
interested in hearing the answer to this question from the people
doing XML work for a living -- I suspect their answer may be *very*

 > 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.  

  Considering that all this has been hashed out several times, I'd say
it is.  The lack of a DOM mapping document is more because everyone is
ultra-busy than because the matter hasn't been considered.
  If no one has started on a mapping document, I'll be glad to start
one based on the W3C recommendation and what's in the PyXML tree.
  A question for the 4Suite team:  how did you deal with the IDL
roblems when CORBA support was a primary requirement for 4DOM?  Did
you use your own IDL derived from the Java description, or what?  I'm
surprised that the problems of the published W3C IDL have only now
been mentioned here.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at beopen.com>
BeOpen PythonLabs Team Member