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XML#load methods to load documents, elements, attributes


XML load methods:

  • XML.load_dir: load XML documents from one or more directory paths and file paths.
  • XML.load_elements: load XML elements from a file and with an xpath selector.
  • XML.load_attributes: load XML attributes from a file and with an xpath selector.
  • XML.load_attributes_array: load XML attributes into an array
  • XML.load_attributes_hash: load XML attributes into a hash of name value pairs.

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gem install sixarm_xml_load


gem "sixarm_ruby_xml_load", "=2.1.0"


require "sixarm_ruby_xml_load"

Install with high 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_alpha_bravo --test --trust-policy HighSecurity


  • 2012-03-16 2.1.0 Upgrade for Ruby 1.9.3, minitest/spec, and improved docs.
  • 2012-03-13 2.0.0 Lift the XML#load methods from the sixarm_ruby_ramp gem


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