Adding any <text/> to a rexml doc (bump)


#1

is there know way to do this

require “rexml/document”

include REXML

Text::new " i < know & what i’m doing "

it seems not…

-a


#2

On Fri, 16 Dec 2005, Patrick G. wrote:

it seems not…

I am not sure, what you want to do, but perhaps

Text.unnormalize(" i < know & what i’m doing ") is the answer?

REXML won’t let this into the element hierarchy, afaik.

it will - you just have to trick it:

element.text =
::REXML::Text::new(
string_we_want_untouched,
respect_whitespace=true,
parent=nil,
raw=true,
entity_filter=nil,
illegal=%r/.^/m # match nothing!
)

sean, if you’re reading this a feature in the api to allow this would be
great.

cheers.

-a


#3

Hi,

is there know way to do this

require “rexml/document”

include REXML

Text::new " i < know & what i’m doing "

it seems not…

I am not sure, what you want to do, but perhaps

Text.unnormalize(" i < know & what i’m doing ") is the answer?

REXML won’t let this into the element hierarchy, afaik.

Patrick


#4

On 2005.12.16 03:57, removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Text::new " i < know & what i’m doing "

it seems not…

Perhaps it is time to try Builder or htree? :slight_smile:

-a

E


#5

On Dec 15, 2005, at 5:47 PM, removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Text::new " i < know & what i’m doing "

sean, if you’re reading this a feature in the api to allow this
would be great.

cheers.

-a

Ahh thats what the non matching regex was for…

Cheers-

-Ezra Z.
WebMaster
Yakima Herald-Republic Newspaper
removed_email_address@domain.invalid
509-577-7732


#6

On Fri, 16 Dec 2005, Eero S. wrote:

Text::new " i < know & what i’m doing "

it seems not…

Perhaps it is time to try Builder or htree? :slight_smile:

i can’t stand the builder api. htree is good - but i’m not looking for
a
template engine - does it provide hooks to generate html without using
templates. the code i’m working on attm can do things like this:

 [ahoward@localhost xx-0.0.0]$ cat a.rb
 require "xx"
 class Table < ::Array
   include XX::XHTML

   def to_xhtml
     xhtml__{

       html__{
         head__{ title__{ "table demo" } }

         h1__(:style => :sweet){ "this is a table " }

         h__{ "<malformed html & open tags" }

         table__(:width => 42, :height => 42){
           each{|row| tr__{ row.each{|cell| td__ cell } } }
         }
       }

     }.pretty
   end
 end

 puts Table[ %w( 0 1 2 ), %w( a b c ) ].to_xhtml


 [ahoward@localhost xx-0.0.0]$ ruby -I./lib a.rb
 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" 

http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd”>


table demo

this is a table

<malformed html & open
tags










0 1 2
a b c

coming soon to a store near you :wink:

regards.

-a


#7

On Fri, 16 Dec 2005, Ezra Z. wrote:

Ahh thats what the non matching regex was for…

caught in the act… mine worked… but it wasn’t nice looking :wink:

-a


#8

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On 2005.12.16 14:38, removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

templates. the code i’m working on attm can do things like this:
head__{ title__{ “table demo” } }
}.pretty
table demo

c


coming soon to a store near you :wink:

Very nice! (Well, sans underscores:)

Will you make libxml2[1] an alternative backend? It is quite
a bit faster, which may or may not be important to people.

regards.

-a

E

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#9

On Fri, 16 Dec 2005, Eero S. wrote:

coming soon to a store near you :wink:

Very nice! (Well, sans underscores:)

glad you like the look of it. i struggled with the underscore thing and
here’s how i got there:

  • wanted access to instance data. ergo mixin. ergo can’t be
    clobbering the
    objects methods with a billion others.

  • didn’t want a ‘blanket’ method missing. i wanted to a way to say
    that
    only ‘tag’ methods would be handled in method_missing - not
    everything.
    otherwise

    syntax_error 42

    makes

    <syntax_error>42</syntax_error>

    fine for small docs. not for big ones. mine works like

    def method_missing m, *a, &b
    if m.to_s =~ %r/_$/

    else

    end
    end

    so only some methods (those with __) get routed to method_missing

  • needed to address methods/tag like ‘p’, ‘a’, ‘i’ - which can easily
    be
    methods and/or local vars

  • wanted a way to skim the code and be able to tell which methods
    were
    generating tags and which were not

  • wanted a way to bounce on the % key in vi and balance tags… well
    that
    one doesn’t have to do with underscores i guess…

anyhow. i hope people will row to see that being able to safely
mixin
these kinds of html generation methods, still being able to find syntax
errors, and being able to quickly tell markup methods from others makes
it
o.k. my boss and i struggled with it - but it was the best approach in
the
end when considering the above.

Will you make libxml2[1] an alternative backend?

i’d be happy to look at it… send me a link if it’s not on raa or
rubyforge…

It is quite a bit faster, which may or may not be important to people.

it is. this will be used on dynamic websites.

[1] http://xml-tools.rubyforge.org

oh. didn’t see that at first :wink:

cheers.

-a