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REXML::Element.new_with_options methods to build elements


This adds convenience methods to REXML::Element so we can create an Element easily.


e = Element.new_with_options(:name => "foo", :text => "bar")                                                                                                                                                                                                           
#=> element with name "foo" and text "bar"  

There are options for creating an Element with children, attributes, text, and additional methods that can create a table data cell and table row.

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Install quickstart


gem install sixarm_ruby_rexml_element_new_with_options


gem "sixarm_ruby_rexml_element_new_with_options", "~>1.2.0"


require "sixarm_ruby_rexml_element_new_with_options"

Install with security (optional)

To enable high security for all our gems:

gem cert --add sixarm.pem
gem sources --add

To install with high security:

gem install sixarm_ruby_rexml_element_new_with_options --test --trust-policy HighSecurity

Example of children

child_1 =
child_2 =
child_3 =
e = Element.new_with_options(:children => [child_1, child_2, child_3])    
#=> element that has child elements

Example of table methods

e = Element.new_with_options_as_td(:text => "bar")                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
#=> element with name "td" and text "bar"  

e = Element.new_with_options_as_tr(:text => "bar")                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
#=> element with name "tr" and text "bar"  

e = Element.new_with_options_as_tr(:cells => ["a", "b", "c"])                                                                                                                                                                                                               
#=> element with name=="tr" and children elements with name "td" and text "a", "b", "c" 


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