A simple SAX + XPATH type parser for converting XML to JS objects
The idea behind saxtract is to use a combination of SAX parsing and XPath
data extraction. This means you do not need to load the entire DOM to leverage
the simplicity of XPath. Saxtract uses a
spec object to define the data to
extract during parsing. For example:
var spec ='/root/@id': 'id';
Says to take whatever matches the xpath
/root/@id and store it in the result
object under the key
id. So if you were to parse this XML:
var xml = "";
var result = saxtract;
Your result would look like this (using JSON.stringify):
A more real world example pulled directly from the unit tests (test/saxtract_test.js) shows:
var saxtract =assert =expected =id: '5293'name: 'Robert Ludlum'link: ''result = saxtract;console;assert;
I will add to this as I have time, but if you are actually interested, you can look at test/saxtract_test.js which has the most up to date examples.
Logging can be turned on using:
var saxtract = ;saxtractlogging = true;...
= Whitespace Preservation
Whitespace preservation can be enabled globally using:
var saxtract = ;saxtractpreserveWhitespace = true;...
or per call to parse:
var saxtract = ;saxtract;