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Reads container content as XML.

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XML 7.4 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "XML.ReadContainer"; Container { ; Flags } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
Container The container value to read as XML file.
Flags Various Flags.
Add 1 to ignore errors in xml and continue parsing. This may lead to not everything in the xml being read.
Add 8 to remove all namespaces before query to have queries easier.
0 Optional


Returns XML reference or error.


Reads container content as XML.
The document stays in memory and can be queried several times as needed.
If you need to query a lot of values, please parse once first. Else all XML functions need to parse again on each call.
Please use XML.Release later to free document from memory.

By passing XML directly from file content to XML engine, we avoid any corruption due to wrong encoding or line endings.
Text encoding is defined in the XML itself in the header. Default is UTF-8.


Read XML from container:

MBS( "XML.ReadContainer"; Test::XMLContainer )

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Created 17th September 2017, last changed 7th November 2023

XML.Query - XML.ReadFile