[XML-SIG] xml.dom.minidom.Text no more __init__?

brett hartshorn bhartsho at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 26 11:10:26 EST 2004

Hi Fred,

So does that mean that the Text class can not be subclassed?  Looks like Text's parent class
CharacterData has an __init__, i thought calling init on Text would have been forwarded to its
Here's my code:

class TextNode(BaseNode, xml.dom.minidom.Text):
	def __init__(self, data):
		xml.dom.minidom.Text.__init__(self, data)


--- "Fred L. Drake, Jr." <fdrake at acm.org> wrote:
> On Thursday 25 March 2004 09:55 pm, brett hartshorn wrote:
>  > What happened to the Text node in minidom?
>  > With Redhat9 it works fine, but in Fedora Core1 is seems to have changed.
>  >
>  > I am trying to overload the Text class and here is the error message i am
>  > getting:
>  >
>  > xml.dom.minidom.Text.__init__(self, data)
>  > AttributeError: class Text has no attribute '__init__'
> The constructor for the Text class has never been part of the documented API.  
> The __init__(), in particular, was removed to support faster creation of an 
> entire tree (which was very successful).
> The Document object has a factory method, createTextNode(), that takes the 
> text for the node as the only argument.  This is the only documented and 
> supported way to construct new text nodes.  Other factory methods are used 
> for other node types.
>   -Fred
> -- 
> Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>
> PythonLabs at Zope Corporation

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