[XML-SIG] Working around problems in older DOM implementations
Martin v. L÷wis
29 Mar 2003 17:13:17 +0100
Andrew Clover <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I'm using DOM Level 2 Namespace-aware Core methods only, with an importer
> layer that fixes up known bugs in widely-deployed DOMs. I've checked minidom
> from Python 2.1 and 4DOM from PyXML 0.6.6 so far, and added workarounds for
> the following problems:
> - minidom: no native importNode support
You should use PyXML; minidom has importNode support.
> - minidom: insertBefore/appendChild/replaceChild with DocumentFragment
> Node fails to insert all new children due to destructive list iteration
That appears to be fixed in PyXML as well.
> - minidom: attributes in no namespace get '' namespaceURI instead of None.
> Elements and attributes in no namespace get '' prefix instead of None.
Can't reproduce this with PyXML.
> Are there any other known problems with common DOMs I ought to be looking
> out for?
Most certainly. However, it is better to fix the bugs instead of
listing them. Please make bug reports for any bugs you find.