[XML-SIG] Signature of startElement
Mon, 18 Sep 2000 23:01:05 +0200 (CEST)
Martin v. Loewis writes:
> FWIW, the startElement in 2.0 is defined as
> def startElement(self, name, attrs):
> """Signals the start of an element.
> The name parameter contains the name of the element type as a
> (uri ,localname) tuple, the qname parameter the raw XML 1.0
> name used in the source document, and the attrs parameter
> holds an instance of the Attributes class containing the
> attributes of the element."""
Obviously, the docstring and the definition are not consistent.
> The parser does indeed pass a (uri, localname) pair to startElement,
> so it *is* capable of dealing with namespaces right now. The only
> uncertainty is the qname parameter, which is also passed and
> documented, but not listed in the base class signature.
How is this possible without raising an exception?