xmerl and entity references

Michael McDaniel <>
Wed Oct 5 18:12:54 CEST 2005


Maybe the following by Tobbe will help...

http://www.trapexit.org/docs/howto/howto_rss_aggregator.html


~Michael


On Wed, Oct 05, 2005 at 10:25:39AM +0200, Lennart Östman wrote:
> Hi 
> 
> We are using xmerl 0.17. I believe my question is
> also valid for the latest xmerl version.
> 
> We have some problem with the fact that XML input with
> entity references (amp, lt etc) will generate a deep list.
> 
> As stated in comment above scan_entity_ref/2 in xmerl_scan.erl:
> 
> "At some suitable point, we should flatten these, so that
> application-level
> processors should not have to be aware of this detail."
> 
> Is that about to be implemented?
> 
> If not, we see two solutions for us (application-level processors) right
> now:
> 1. Traverse the xmerl tuple once again and flatten "everything". 
> 2. Only flatten a few specific values
> 
> About nr 1: Is their a function that traverse a generic xmlElement()
> tuple?
> 
> Any input are appreciated.
> 
> Best regards
> Lennart Östman
> CellPoint

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