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Re: creating xml files ?

From: Kendall Shaw
Subject: Re: creating xml files ?
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 21:20:19 -0700
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On 10/26/2017 06:17 PM, Jean-Christophe Helary wrote:

On Oct 27, 2017, at 8:36, Emanuel Berg <> wrote:

Jean-Christophe Helary wrote:

Is there a way to create XML files that does
not involve concatenating strings?
$ touch file.xml # :S ???

Open a file with an .xml extension and it
should put you in nXML mode which is the/a
major mode for editing XML.
Thank you Emanuel.

Fair enough :-)

What I meant is I'm looking for a way to feed tags/properties/contents to a 
file in a way that does not involve concatenation. I use nxml to validate XML 
often enough, but besides for that I have no clear idea how to handle that.


Thank you for asking this question, because I would like to know. I am going to look into:

xml-mode that comes with emacs has a print function that takes "nodes" and serializes them as XML text. There are variables that describe what a node is.

esxml intends to be sxml ( for elisp.

xmlgen -


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