[XML-SIG] managing ID attributes in an XML document

Uche Ogbuji uche.ogbuji at fourthought.com
Sat Oct 23 20:10:24 CEST 2004

On Fri, 2004-10-22 at 09:19, Lloyd Kvam wrote:
> I need to create ID attributes while manipulating an XML document.  Is
> there a Python XML package with a getIDList type of function built in?
> Keeping ID and IDREFS straight seems complicated enough to have gotten
> some special support, but I have failed to track it down.  Any pointers
> are greatly appreciated.

I think the problem is lack of itch for scratching with special
support.  I know I almost never use ID/IDREF, so I've never thought to
implement such a function.  I also haven't heard of such in any XML

Should be easy to create such a SAX filter with a back-end parser that
supports DeclHandler (xmlproc?).

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