AS3 XML parsing not working when attribute has a : in the attribute name

Hi All,

I am having trouble parsing some xml that has a few attribute names with : characters in them. The compiler is not throwing any errors and when I trace my complete xml object out it is all there, however when I try to trace out any element or node it keeps comming up undefined. I removed the attribute names with : characters in them and everything works fine. I cant seem to target the attributes either to delete them.

Is there a way to either ignore the : characters in the attribute names or strip them out or another way to get around them being there ?

Thanks in advance