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xml

Read structured data from an XML file.

The XML file is parsed into an array of dictionaries and strings. XML nodes can be elements or strings. Elements are represented as dictionaries with the the following keys:

The XML file in the example contains a root news tag with multiple article tags. Each article has a title, author, and content tag. The content tag contains one or more paragraphs, which are represented as p tags.

Example

#let findChild(elem, tag) = {
  elem.children
    .find(e => "tag" in e and e.tag == tag)
}

#let article(elem) = {
  let title = findChild(elem, "title")
  let author = findChild(elem, "author")
  let pars = findChild(elem, "content")

  heading(title.children.first())
  text(10pt, weight: "medium")[
    Published by
    #author.children.first()
  ]

  for p in pars.children {
    if (type(p) == "dictionary") {
      parbreak()
      p.children.first()
    }
  }
}

#let data = xml("example.xml")
#for child in data.first().children {
  if (type(child) == "dictionary") {
    article(child)
  }
}
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Parameters
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xml() -> array

path
stringRequiredPositional
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Path to an XML file.