as_xml: Coerce an emld object into XML (EML's standard format)

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Examples

View source: R/as_xml.R

Description

Coerce an emld object into XML (EML's standard format)

Usage

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as_xml(x, file = NULL, root = "eml", ns = "eml",
  schemaLocation = paste0("eml://ecoinformatics.org/", eml_version(),
  "/ eml.xsd"))

Arguments

x

an emld object

file

optional path to write out to file. Otherwise, defaults to NULL and will return an xml_document object.

root

name for the root node; default to 'eml'

ns

namespace abbreviation on root node, default 'eml'

schemaLocation

default to set schemaLocation if not already defined in emld object

Details

Unlike as_json, this function cannot rely on the existing convention of serializing a list to xml, eg, as defined by xml2::as_xml_document() Instead, this relies on a modified version, as_eml_document. In addition further steps must be taken when working with JSON-LD to deal with different possible framings and namespaces from the JSON-LD context element. Thus this as_xml function is particular to EML and emld objects alone.

Value

a xml_document object. Or if a file path is provided, the metadata is written out in XML file and the function returns NULL invisibly.

Examples

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f <- system.file("extdata/example.xml", package = "emld")
emld <- as_emld(f)
xml <- as_xml(emld)

## can also write directly to a file:
xml_file <- tempfile()
as_xml(emld, xml_file)

cboettig/emld documentation built on July 22, 2019, 8:03 a.m.