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Read a XML stream from a local or distant file

Calling Sequence

doc = xmlRead(path [, validateDTD])



a string, the path to the file to read.


a boolean to indicate if the document must be validated.


a mlist typed XMLDoc


Read and parse a XML file. The returned document allows to access to the DOM tree which is kept in memory.

If validateDTD is set to true, the document will be validated or not during the parsing operation.

It is important to notice that the tree must be freed (to avoid memory leaks) with the function xmlDelete.


doc = xmlRead("");
e = doc.root.children(1).children(1)

// Now we can retrieve all the nodes with an 'href' attribute
q = xmlXPath(doc, "//*[@href]");

// We delete the doc

See Also

  • xmlReadStr — Read a XML tree from a string
  • xmlGetOpenDocs — Get all open XML documents or all open XML Validation files.
  • xmlDelete — Delete a XML document
  • xmlDocument — Create a new XML document
  • xmlXPath — Make an XPath query on a XML document
  • xmlValidate — Validate a document in using a DTD, a Relax NG or a Schema.


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