[XML-SIG] minidom .toxml() brokenness

Uche Ogbuji Uche.Ogbuji at fourthought.com
Sat Jul 9 16:11:49 CEST 2005

On Wed, 2005-07-06 at 16:47 -0600, Mike Brown wrote:
> In 4Suite we have a fairly robust and speedy set of DOM serialization 
> routines. To date, we've made sure it works equally well with both minidom and 
> Domlette. Is there any interest in porting this into minidom as a replacement 
> for the buggy .toxml()? Seems like it would alleviate a bit of frustration.

Personally, I think this is a good idea, but I'm not sure I'd expect
much action on it.  We seem to have reached a bit of a stagnation point
with PyXML, and the wheels would be very slow to turn for any sort of
change.  I also wonder about resistance to add more C extensions, at
least to the profile of minidom that makes its way into the standard

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Use CSS to display XML, part 2 - http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/edu/x-dw-x-xmlcss2-i.html
XML Output with 4Suite & Amara - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2005/04/20/py-xml.html
Use XSLT to prepare XML for import into OpenOffice Calc - http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-oocalc/
Schema standardization for top-down semantic transparency - http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-think31.html

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