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This function creates an Xmlnode from a string input.


xmlnode xmlLoadString ( string xmlString )

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Note: This function is a static function underneath the XML class.
Method: XML.loadstring(...)

Required Arguments

  • xmlString: A string containing XML data


Returns the root xmlnode object of an xml string if successful, or false otherwise (invalid XML string).


This example loads an XML string and loops the children while outputting to debugscript.

local rootNode = xmlLoadString("<animals test='x'><monkey name='crosroad'></monkey> <turtle name='luxy'></turtle></animals>")

if rootNode then
	local rootAttributes = xmlNodeGetAttributes(rootNode)
	print("Root Node", "Name: "..xmlNodeGetName(rootNode),  "Attributes :"..toJSON(rootAttributes))
	local children = xmlNodeGetChildren(rootNode)
	for i, childNode in ipairs(children) do
		local attributes = xmlNodeGetAttributes(childNode)
		print("Child #"..i, "Name: "..xmlNodeGetName(childNode), "Attributes :"..toJSON(attributes))

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