xml_ns: XML namespaces.

Description Usage Arguments Value Examples

View source: R/xml_namespaces.R

Description

xml_ns extracts all namespaces from a document, matching each unique namespace url with the prefix it was first associated with. Default namespaces are named d1, d2 etc. Use xml_ns_rename to change the prefixes. Once you have a namespace object, you can pass it to other functions to work with fully qualified names instead of local names.

Usage

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Arguments

x

A document, node, or node set.

old, ...

An existing xml_namespace object followed by name-value (old prefix-new prefix) pairs to replace.

Value

A character vector with class xml_namespace so the default display is a little nicer.

Examples

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x <- read_xml('
 <root>
   <doc1 xmlns = "http://foo.com"><baz /></doc1>
   <doc2 xmlns = "http://bar.com"><baz /></doc2>
 </root>
')
xml_ns(x)

# When there are default namespaces, it's a good idea to rename
# them to give informative names:
ns <- xml_ns_rename(xml_ns(x), d1 = "foo", d2 = "bar")
ns

# Now we can pass ns to other xml function to use fully qualified names
baz <- xml_children(xml_children(x))
xml_name(baz)
xml_name(baz, ns)

xml_find_all(x, "//baz")
xml_find_all(x, "//foo:baz", ns)

str(as_list(x))
str(as_list(x, ns))

xml2 documentation built on Jan. 24, 2018, 5:21 p.m.