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Author sobolevn
Recipients docs@python, ilyagr, sobolevn, terry.reedy, zach.ware
Date 2021-12-23.11:10:39
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Hm, looks like `.name` does not exist for `MacOSXOSAScript`:

Python 3.11.0a3+ (heads/main-dirty:71ef0b4c2b, Dec 23 2021, 12:38:09) [Clang 11.0.0 (clang-1100.0.33.16)] on darwin
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>>> import webbrowser
>>> webbrowser.get()
<webbrowser.MacOSXOSAScript object at 0x105a75500>
>>> a = webbrowser.get()
>>> dir(a)
['__class__', '__delattr__', '__dict__', '__dir__', '__doc__', '__eq__', '__format__', '__ge__', '__getattribute__', '__gt__', '__hash__', '__init__', '__init_subclass__', '__le__', '__lt__', '__module__', '__ne__', '__new__', '__reduce__', '__reduce_ex__', '__repr__', '__setattr__', '__sizeof__', '__str__', '__subclasshook__', '__weakref__', '_name', 'args', 'open', 'open_new', 'open_new_tab']
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
AttributeError: 'MacOSXOSAScript' object has no attribute 'name'. Did you mean: '_name'?

This happens because `MacOSXOSAScript` does not call `super().__init__()` in any way, nor it defines `name` and `basename` attributes.

It has this API for 12 years now:

So, I see two possible ways to solve this:
1. Ensure all subtypes of `BaseBrowser` to have `name` and `basename` (because they are defined in `BaseBrowser`) and document them
2. Add a code comment that they are just implementation details and not a part of the public API
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