xmlName: Extraces the tag name of an XMLNode object.

xmlNameR Documentation

Extraces the tag name of an XMLNode object.

Description

Each XMLNode object has an element or tag name introduced in the <name ...> entry in an XML document. This function returns that name.

We can also set that name using xmlName(node) <- "name" and the value can have an XML name space prefix, e.g. "r:name".

Usage

xmlName(node, full = FALSE)

Arguments

node

The XMLNode object whose tag name is being requested.

full

a logical value indicating whether to prepend the namespace prefix, if there is one, or return just the name of the XML element/node. TRUE means prepend the prefix.

Value

A character vector of length 1 which is the node$name entry.

Author(s)

Duncan Temple Lang

References

http://www.w3.org/XML//, http://www.jclark.com/xml/, http://www.omegahat.net

See Also

xmlChildren, xmlAttrs, xmlTreeParse

Examples

 fileName <- system.file("exampleData", "test.xml", package="XML") 
 doc <- xmlTreeParse(fileName)
 xmlName(xmlRoot(doc)[[1]])

 tt = xmlRoot(doc)[[1]]
 xmlName(tt)
 xmlName(tt) <- "bob"


  # We can set the node on an internal object also.
 n = newXMLNode("x")

 xmlName(n)
 xmlName(n) <- "y"

 
 xmlName(n) <- "r:y"


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