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cj pangilinan
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Joined: Dec 22, 2006
Posts: 9
how to output this using MarkupBuilder

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!-- comment here -->
<root>
<level1>
value
<level2/>
<level2/>
</level1>
<level1 name='name1'>
<level2 name='name2' />
</level1>
</root>
Ulf Dittmer
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Tug Wilson
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Joined: Dec 12, 2006
Posts: 33


Note: You generally would not explicitly set the encoding. StreamingMarkupBuilder will examine the encoding used by the Writer it's being written to and sets the encoding accordingly. If it can't determine the encoding it will use US-ASCII.

also the out << ans comment << notation has only recently been introduced for the 1.0 release. If you are using and older version then you need to do this:


This notation will work with both older versions of Groovy and 1.0 - older versions are not able to emit XML declarations, though
cj pangilinan
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Joined: Dec 22, 2006
Posts: 9
Originally posted by Tug Wilson:


Note: You generally would not explicitly set the encoding. StreamingMarkupBuilder will examine the encoding used by the Writer it's being written to and sets the encoding accordingly. If it can't determine the encoding it will use US-ASCII.

also the out << ans comment << notation has only recently been introduced for the 1.0 release. If you are using and older version then you need to do this:


This notation will work with both older versions of Groovy and 1.0 - older versions are not able to emit XML declarations, though



Here's the output:
<!--comment here--><root><level1>value<level2/><level2/></level1><level1 name='name1'><level2 name='name2'/></level1></root>

it's not in the form:

<!--comment here-->
<root>
<level1>
value
<level2/>
<level2/>
</level1>
<level1 name='name1'>
<level2 name='name2' />
</level1>
</root>


is there a way to use just groovy.xml.MarkupBuilder here?
just like in this syntax:

xml = new groovy.xml.MarkupBuilder()
xml.root {
level1("value"){
level2()
level2()
}
level1(name:"name1"){
level2(name:"name2")
}
}

PS:

i also changed my display name.. i'm sorry for not abiding the rule..
Tug Wilson
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Joined: Dec 12, 2006
Posts: 33
MarkupBuilder does not generate XML declarations, comments or handle mixed content.

StreamingMarkupBuilder does not put any characters in the document unless you tell it to - hence it is not inserting newlines.

If you want break the lines then you can just add

lines.
cj pangilinan
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 22, 2006
Posts: 9
thanks tug. i made it.
StreamingMarkupBuilder is new and i can't find documentation for it yet..
Tug Wilson
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Joined: Dec 12, 2006
Posts: 33
Paul King has done a great article on the Wiki which gives you a very good introduction to XML processing in Groovy http://docs.codehaus.org/display/GROOVY/Processing+XML
 
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