A simple node.js module to transform XML into an object
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Description

This is a node.js module to transform XML into a JS object. It currently relies on the node-xml and ntest libraries, both of which are installed as git submodules in vendor/. I'm going to have to find a better way to deal with them.

Contributors

Usage

Say you have the following XML you'd like to transform, in a string:

<root>
  <videos total="2">
    <video id="1" length="20">
      <title>Video 1</title>
    </video>
    <video>
      <title>Video 2</title>
    </video>
  </videos>
</root>

Just do the following:

var sys        = require('sys'),
    xml2object = require('./xml2object');
    
var xml        = "YOUR XML STRING";
var response   = xml2object.parseString(xml);

response.addCallback(function(obj) {
  
  // To output a simple value, just use as an object
  // Since there are 2 video elements under <videos>, it's stored as an array
  sys.puts(obj.root.videos.video[0].title) // outputs "Video 1"
  
  // attr(key) returns the value for attribute with name "key"
  sys.puts(obj.root.videos.attr("total")) // outputs "2"
  
  // attrs() returns an object of all attributes
  sys.puts(obj.root.videos.video[0].attrs().length); // outputs "20"
});

To do

  1. Figure out better way to deal with module dependencies (node-xml and ntest)
  2. Add support for prefixes in XML tags

License

Copyright (c) 2010 Kyle Slattery

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.