Strange problem with xml.dom.minidom Text object (Python 2.3)

Discussion in 'Python' started by Hans Nowak, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. Hans Nowak

    Hans Nowak Guest

    [Not sure if this message made it, so I'm resending it... apologies if it
    appears multiple times.]


    Howdy y'all,

    The following works in Python 2.2.2:

    Python 2.2.2 (#37, Oct 14 2002, 17:02:34) [MSC 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
    Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
    >>> from xml.dom.minidom import Text
    >>> t = Text("foo")
    >>> t

    <DOM Text node "foo">

    So far, so good. We have production code that uses the Text class by
    initializing it with a string, and it works well. However:

    (C:\work\uq\ticket_parse) $ \Python23\python.exe
    Python 2.3 (#46, Jul 29 2003, 18:54:32) [MSC v.1200 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
    Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
    >>> from xml.dom.minidom import Text
    >>> t = Text("foo")

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
    TypeError: this constructor takes no arguments

    So I thought, maybe this was disallowed for some reason. What happens if we
    create the object without arguments? It works, but when doing a __repr__, the
    object lacks the .data attribute, which is odd:

    >>> t = Text()
    >>> t

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
    File "C:\Python23\lib\xml\dom\minidom.py", line 956, in __repr__
    data = self.data
    AttributeError: Text instance has no attribute 'data'

    Anybody knows what's going on here? I didn't see this as a bug in the
    BugTracker. Am I doing something wrong?

    --
    Hans ()
    http://zephyrfalcon.org/
    Hans Nowak, Sep 4, 2003
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