Small issue with REXML output


#1

I’ve just started working with REXML recently and have encountered a
small problem. After composing an XML document I want to output it to
file, currently I’m using xmlDoc.write theFile, problem is, the
resultant file does not have newlines after each element. When openning
the file in a text editor it comes in as one big line.

Any idea how to inject newline characters without a bunch of post
processing? Must be a pretty straightforward.

Thanks.
Chris.


#2

On Fri, 23 Dec 2005, Chris L. wrote:

I’ve just started working with REXML recently and have encountered a small
problem. After composing an XML document I want to output it to file,
currently I’m using xmlDoc.write theFile, problem is, the resultant file does
not have newlines after each element. When openning the file in a text
editor it comes in as one big line.

Any idea how to inject newline characters without a bunch of post processing?
Must be a pretty straightforward.

if you do that it will not longer be valid xml. try

puts doc.pretty

hth.

-a


#3

Chris L. removed_email_address@domain.invalid writes:

I’ve just started working with REXML recently and have encountered a
small problem. After composing an XML document I want to output it to
file, currently I’m using xmlDoc.write theFile, problem is, the
resultant file does not have newlines after each element. When
openning the file in a text editor it comes in as one big line.

IIRC, there is an parameter to xmlDoc.write. Try xmlDoc.write(STDOUT,
2).