xmlParserContextFunction: Identifies function as expecting an xmlParserContext argument

Description Usage Arguments Value Author(s) See Also Examples

Description

This is a convenience function for setting the class of the specified function to include "XMLParserContextFunction". This identifies it as expecting an xmlParserCtxt object as its first argument. The resulting function can be passed to the internal/native XML parser as a handler/callback function. When the parser calls it, it recognizes this class information and includes a reference to the C-level xmlParserCtxt object as the first argument in the call.

This xmlParserCtxt object can be used to gracefully terminate the parsing (without an error), and in the future will also provide access to details about the current state of the parser, e.g. the encoding of the file, the XML version, whether entities are being replaced, line and column number for each node processed.

Usage

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 xmlParserContextFunction(f, class = "XMLParserContextFunction")

Arguments

f

the function whose class information is to be augmented.

class

the name of the class which is to be added to the class attribute of the function.

Value

The function object f whose class attribute has been prepended with the value of class.

Author(s)

Duncan Temple Lang

See Also

xmlInternalTreeParse/xmlParse and the branches parameter of xmlEventParse.

Examples

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  fun = function(context, ...) {
             # do things to parse the node
             # using the context if necessary.
           cat("In XMLParserContextFunction\n")
           xmlStopParser(context)
         }
  fun = xmlParserContextFunction(fun)

  txt = "<doc><a/></doc>"
  # doesn't work for xmlTreeParse()
  #   xmlTreeParse(txt, handlers = list(a = fun))

  #  but does in xmlEventParse().
  xmlEventParse(txt, handlers = list(startElement = fun), asText = TRUE)


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