[XML-SIG] Specializing DOM exceptions
Sat, 25 Nov 2000 18:31:58 -0700
> I'd like to propose an enhancement to the DOM exception classes,
> namely that different codes are mapped to different subclasses:
> class IndexSizeErr(DOMException):
> code = INDEX_SIZE_ERR
> class DomstringSizeErr(DOMException):
> code = DOMSTRING_SIZE_ERR
> class HierarchyRequestErr(DOMException):
> code = HIERARCHY_REQUEST_ERR
> class WrongDocument(DOMException):
> code = WRONG_DOCUMENT_ERR
I like the idea. It won't be too hard to do for DOM. If, however, we were to
extend the concept to XSLT, that would be quite a bit of work.
> Also, I'd like to make DOMException, the code constants, and the
> derived classes part of the official Python API, so all DOM
> implementations use the same set of exceptions.
> I'd like to re-arrange the internationalization in this code:
> It shouldn't take a %i parameter, since the traceback will read
> IndexSizeErr: DOM Error Code 1: Index error accessing NodeList or NamedNodeMap
> Instead, it should read
> IndexSizeErr: Indexfehler beim Zugriff auf NodeList oder NamedNodeMap
Understood and sensible.
> I'd like to use gettext if available, so that somebody may actually
> consider translating the messages - or drop the idea of translating
> the __str__ representation of a DOM exception.
I'm unclear here. Is it really so difficult to add a de_DE.py (or whatever)
for translating the error strings?
When I put in the i18n hooks, I thought about gettext, but it's not available
in a straightforward manner for Windows and some UNIX systems. Also, does
distutils provide any support for gettext database pre-processing?
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