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XML Toolbox

  • toolbox_test function toolbox_test
  • strsplit.mfunction cstr = strsplit(strarr, ch)
  • unblank.m% UNBLANK(S) removes leading and trailing blanks from string S.
  • xml_format.mXML_FORMAT Convert a Matlab variable or struct into an XML string.
  • xml_formatany.mXML_FORMATANY Formats a matlab variable into an XML string.
  • xml_help.m
  • xml_load.mXML_LOAD Loads XML file and return contents as Matlab structure or variable
  • xml_parse.mXML_PARSE parses XML string and returns corresponding Matlab structure.
  • xml_parseany.mXML_PARSEANY parses XML strings and convert content into Matlab structure
  • xml_save.mXML_SAVE saves Matlab variables and data structures as XML
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XML Toolbox


Marc Molinari (view profile)


17 Dec 2003 (Updated )

Conversion of MATLAB data types to XML and vice versa.

%XML_FORMATANY  Formats a matlab variable into an XML string.
%             xmlstr = xml_formatany(V)
%             xmlstr = xml_formatany(V, rootname )
%   V         Matlab variable or structure.
%             The data types we can deal with are:
%              char, numeric, complex, struct, sparse, cell, logical/boolean
%              -> struct fields named ATTRIBUTE (user-definable) get converted into XML attribute
%             Not handled are data types:
%              function_handle, single, intxx, uintxx, java objects
%  rootname   optional, give root element a specific name, eg. 'books'
%   xmlstr    string, containing XML description of variable V
%   .ATTRIBUTE.              define additional attributes by using subfields, eg V.ATTRIBUTE.type='mydbtype'
%   .CONTENT                 define content if attribute field given (all capitals)
%   .ATTRIBUTE.NAMESPACE     define namespace (all capitals)
%   .ATTRIBUTE.TAGNAME       define element tag name (if not an allowed Matlab fieldname in struct)  e.g.: v.any.ATTRIBUTE.TAGNAME = 'xml-gherkin'
%   xml_help, xml_parse, xml_parseany, xml_load, xml_save, (xmlread, xmlwrite)
% Copyright (C) 2002-2005, University of Southampton
% Author: Dr Marc Molinari <>
% $Revision: 1.1 $ $Date: 2005/04/15 17:12:14 $ $Tag$

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