The parse_document_xml function parses an XML string or file into a document and returns a LuaDocument.


You can use this function if the string or file contains a single document. If you have an XML file that contains multiple documents you can use the function parse_document_xml(filename, handler [, params] ) instead.


parse_document_xml( input, file [, params ] )


Argument Description
input (string) The string or path to the file that contains the document in XML format.
file (boolean) Specifies whether the input argument is a path to a file.
params (table) A table of named parameters to configure parsing. The table maps parameter names (String) to parameter values. For information about the parameters that you can set, see the following table.

Named Parameters

Named Parameter Description
content_paths (string list, default DRECONTENT) The paths in the XML to the elements that contain document content. You can specify a list of paths.
document_root_paths (string list, default DOCUMENT) The paths in the XML to the elements that represent the root of a document. You can specify a list of paths.
include_root_path (boolean, default false) Specifies whether to include the document_root_paths node in the document metadata. The default value includes only children of the root node.
reference_paths (string list, default DREREFERENCE) The paths in the XML to elements that contain document references. Though you can specify a list of paths, there must be exactly one reference per document.


If you have a string named myXmlString that contains a document in XML format, you can obtain a LuaDocument object as follows:

local xmlParams = {

local myDocument = parse_document_xml(myXmlString, false, xmlParams)


(LuaDocument). A LuaDocument object that represents the document.