[XML-SIG] help - attributes namespace - is this a bug in PyXML
uche.ogbuji at fourthought.com
Thu Aug 19 21:38:16 CEST 2004
On Mon, 2004-08-16 at 09:45, Ajay wrote:
> for the XML
> <appel:RULESET xmlns:appel="http://www.w3.org/2001/02/appelv1"
> <appel:RULE prompt="no">
> <p3p:ACCESS appel:connective="non-and">
> if i getupto the "ACCESS" element and print its attribute name and value
> if attribs != None and len(attribs) > 0:
> index = 0
> while index < attribs.length:
> print "attribute ", index, ": ", attribs.item(index).nodeName, " has
> value: ", attribs.item(index).nodeValue
> index += 1
> it prints ACCESS having the attribute "appel:connective" with the value
> the statement attribs.getNamedItem("appel:connective") however returns
> now i think its substituting the namespace for appel but then how would you
> access the attribute, just 'connective' doesn't work, 'appel:connective'
> doesn't either and http://www.w3.org/2001/02/appelv1:connective doesn't
> work either.
If you're accessing nodes in namespaces, you have to use the
namespace-aware APIs. These have "NS" at the ends of their names. Then
forget the QName. You need
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