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Author cmn
Recipients Arfrever, cmn, effbot, eli.bendersky, eric.araujo, ezio.melotti, flox, pjenvey, python-dev, scoder, tshepang
Date 2012-05-15.18:04:23
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the C implementation of ElementTree do not support namespaces for find/all/... .

To me this is a serious regression, as I rely on ElementTree namespace support, and 3.3 would break it with this change.
Breaking namespace support is a fundamental problem.

Please reconsider this therefore.

Code to reproduced attached - works fine with python 3.2.

As the C implementation of ElementTree and Element lack the namespace keyword for findall (and *all* the other methods), 
where namespaces are very important when dealing with xml, 
and it is not possible to prevent using the v implementation of ElementTree without changing the python install, 
I propose to revert this change.

Until the C implementation can do namespaces as well.
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