Roxml in non-rails?


I have to generate some xml and have been doing a bit of a survey of
available libraries.

Roxml seems good to me. But I can’t get it to work. Does it depend in
some subtle way on Rails?

For example, this simple code doesn’t work for me:

require ‘rubygems’
require ‘roxml’

module Opml
attr_accessor :text, :type, :xmlUrl

class Outline
include ROXML
xml_reader :text
xml_reader :type
xml_reader :xmlUrl

include Opml

x =
x.text = “abbc”
puts x.to_xml

… It throws: undefined method ‘new_element’ for

Anyone know?


On Feb 11, 4:02 pm, Pito S. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

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Hey Pito,

Unfortunately, I’d had an old copy of libxml installed outside of
rubygems which was conflicting and overriding my more recent rubygems
versions, so I was only testing against the old 0.8.3 version.

Once I corrected that, I was able to reproduce your problem, and I’ve
since fixed it on my development branch (
roxml/). You can get it there, or wait a bit for the official 2.5 to
go up on rubyforge.

Thanks for the post!