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Convenience accessors for the children of XMLNode objects.

These provide a simplified syntax for extracting the children of an XML node.

Keywords
file, IO
Usage
# S3 method for XMLNode
[(x, ..., all = FALSE)
# S3 method for XMLNode
[[(x, ...)
# S3 method for XMLDocumentContent
[[(x, ...)
Arguments
x

the XML node or the top-level document content in which the children are to be accessed. The XMLDocumentContent is the container for the top-level node that also contains information such as the URI/filename and XML version. This accessor method is merely a convenience to get access to children of the top-level node.

the identifiers for the children to be retrieved, given as integer indices, names, etc. in the usual format for the generic link{[} and link{[[} operators

all

logical value. When … is a character vector, a value of TRUE for all means to retrieve all of the nodes with those names rather than just the first one. FALSE gives the usual result of subsetting a list by name which gives just the first element. This allows us to avoid the idiom node[ names(node) == "bob" ] which is complicated when node is the result of an inline computation and instead we use node["bob", all = TRUE].

Value

A list or single element containing the children of the XML node given by obj and identified by ….

References

http://www.w3.org/XML, http://www.omegahat.net/RSXML

See Also

xmlAttrs [<-.XMLNode [[<-.XMLNode

Aliases
  • [.XMLNode
  • [[.XMLNode
  • [[.XMLInternalElementNode
  • [[.XMLDocumentContent
Examples
# NOT RUN {
 f = system.file("exampleData", "gnumeric.xml", package = "XML")

 top = xmlRoot(xmlTreeParse(f))

  # Get the first RowInfo element.
 top[["Sheets"]][[1]][["Rows"]][["RowInfo"]]

  # Get a list containing only the first row element
 top[["Sheets"]][[1]][["Rows"]]["RowInfo"]
 top[["Sheets"]][[1]][["Rows"]][1]

  # Get all of the RowInfo elements by position
 top[["Sheets"]][[1]][["Rows"]][1:xmlSize(top[["Sheets"]][[1]][["Rows"]])]

  # But more succinctly and accurately, get all of the RowInfo elements
 top[["Sheets"]][[1]][["Rows"]]["RowInfo", all = TRUE]

# }
Documentation reproduced from package XML, version 3.98-1.19, License: BSD_2_clause + file LICENSE

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