nom-xml

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A library to help you tame sprawling XML schemas.

nom-xml allows you to define a “terminology” to ease translation between XML and ruby objects – you can query the xml for Nodes or node values without ever writing a line of XPath. nom-xml is built on top of nokogiri decorators, which means you can mix-and-match NOM accessors with nokogiri xpaths, xml manipulation, and traversing and it will just work.

Some Handy Links

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An Example

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!-- from http://www.alistapart.com/d/usingxml/xml_uses_a.html -->
<nutrition>
<food>
    <name>Avocado Dip</name>
    <mfr>Sunnydale</mfr>
    <serving units="g">29</serving>
    <calories total="110" fat="100"/>
    <total-fat>11</total-fat>
    <saturated-fat>3</saturated-fat>
    <cholesterol>5</cholesterol>
    <sodium>210</sodium>
    <carb>2</carb>
    <fiber>0</fiber>
    <protein>1</protein>
    <vitamins>
        <a>0</a>
        <c>0</c>
    </vitamins>
    <minerals>
        <ca>0</ca>
        <fe>0</fe>
    </minerals>
</food>
</nutrition>
require 'nom/xml'

# load the source document as normal
doc = Nokogiri::XML my_source_document

doc.set_terminology do |t|
  t.name

  t.vitamins do |v|
    v.a
    v.c
  end

  t.minerals do |m|
    m.calcium :path => 'ca'
    m.iron :path => 'fe'
  end
end

doc.nom!

doc.name.text == 'Avocado Dip'
doc.minerals.calcium.text == '0'