[XML-SIG] bug in xml.dom.Document.importNode?
Wed, 14 Feb 2001 07:22:56 -0700
> When I "import" a node from one document into another, it loses attributes.
> To reproduce:
> from xml.dom import Document
> from xml.dom.ext.reader.Sax import FromXml
> from xml.dom.ext import PrettyPrint
> doc1 = FromXml("<foo a1='1' a2='2' a3='3'/>")
> original_node = doc1.documentElement
> PrettyPrint( original_node )
> doc2 = Document.Document( None )
> imported_node = doc2.importNode( original_node, deep=1 )
> PrettyPrint( imported_node )
> prints out:
> <foo a2='2' a3='3' a1='1'/>
> <foo a1='1'/>
> This happened with Python 2.0, and also happens with PyXML 0.6.3.
> (I'm on Windows 95, if that makes a difference.)
> I think the problem is somewhere near Element.__setstate__'s call to
> If someone could provide a fix or workaround, I would appreciate it.
I think Jeremey fixed this in 4Suite, and we'll be checking this into PyXML.
Hopefully, based on all the problems reported lately, there will soon be a
After today's 4Suite release (yes, we're in final packaging. Hooray!) we'll
be removing 4DOM from the package so it lives completely in PyXML. This
should accelerate maintenance.
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