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2011/10/11 Michal Kottman <>:
> On 10 October 2011 22:30, Florian Weimer <> wrote:
>>> On 10 October 2011 09:13, Eike Decker <> wrote:
>>>> I am not aware of an xml lib that provides a simple access in Lua. What you
>>>> could consider however is to use Lua Expat [1] and use this to create a dom
>>>> like access pattern that matches exactly your needs. I think the required
>>>> code for this would be acceptably short and simple. It would probably come
>>>> closer to your actual needs than any existing library.
>>> - I'm not sure it
>>> can get much simpler (except something like XPath maybe...).
>> I would use a different encoding: node[0] for the tag, node[1] to
>> node[#node] for the children, and node[attr] for the value of the
>> attribute attr (a string).  This works because the order of attributes
>> does not matter.
> This is very similar to what I use in my little utility module WDM
> (Web Data Mining) [1]. It helps to save a lot of (IMHO unnecessary)
> tables.
> I use the following "encoding":
> * node[1] - node[#node] - children of the node
> * node[attr] - the node attribute (like or link.href)
> * node.tag - the HTML tag, because 'tag' is not used as an attribute
> in (X)HTML, could be modified to 'xml' in case of XML files
> [1]
I just used following "encoding":
* node[0] or node.tagName - the HTML tag.
* array part of node - the children of node, the child is a table or string.
* hash part of node - the attribute of node.