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Re^2: Manipulate xml with libxml

by Anonymous Monk
on Jun 08, 2005 at 09:20 UTC ( #464606=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Manipulate xml with libxml
in thread Manipulate xml with libxml

Thank you very much Don!! It works well. I am happy.

I just added the argument 1 with the cloneNode function to get the child nodes.
You are right, <fixe> is not the root element of the file. I should have mentioned that.

by the way, when I remove some nodes and then when I use toString or serialize, the xml is not really pretty. Is there a function to remove unneeded \n and to format the output with the good indentation? (a kind of "pretty print" with xmlspy for those who know this software)

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Re^3: Manipulate xml with libxml
by BaldPenguin (Friar) on Jun 08, 2005 at 16:24 UTC
    I confess LibXML doesn't create pretty XML, in fact I normally include variables to strip out the unneccesary whitespace because I send it through XSLT. You can write some kind recursive loop to fix it all or if you are not to worried about speed, send your string to XML::Twig. It has some great pretty_print functionality. I only make the comment about speed because in this you will be effectively parsing your XML twice.


    Edit by castaway: Closed small tag in signature

      As much as it pains me to say this ;--( ... if libxml2 is installed, it might be just as simple to use xmllint --format. And XML::Twig comes with a standalone tool: xml_pp.

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