quick-xml 0.1.6

High performance xml reader and writer

quick-xml

Build Status Crate

High performance xml pull reader/writer.

Inspired by xml-rs.

Documentation

Usage

Carto.toml

[dependencies]
quick-xml = "0.1"
extern crate quick_xml;

Example

Reader

use quick_xml::{XmlReader, Event};

let xml = r#"<tag1 att1 = "test">
                <tag2><!--Test comment-->Test</tag2>
                <tag2>
                    Test 2
                </tag2>
            </tag1>"#;
let reader = XmlReader::from_str(xml).trim_text(true);
let mut count = 0;
let mut txt = Vec::new();
for r in reader {
    match r {
        Ok(Event::Start(ref e)) => {
            match e.name() {
                b"tag1" => println!("attributes values: {:?}", 
                                 e.attributes().map(|a| a.unwrap().1).collect::<Vec<_>>()),
                b"tag2" => count += 1,
                _ => (),
            }
        },
        Ok(Event::Text(e)) => txt.push(e.into_string()),
        Err((e, pos)) => panic!("{:?} at buffer position {}", e, pos),
        _ => (),
    }
}

Writer

use quick_xml::{AsStr, Element, Event, XmlReader, XmlWriter};
use quick_xml::Event::*;
use std::io::Cursor;
use std::iter;

let xml = r#"<this_tag k1="v1" k2="v2"><child>text</child></this_tag>"#;
let reader = XmlReader::from_str(xml).trim_text(true);
let mut writer = XmlWriter::new(Cursor::new(Vec::new()));
for r in reader {
    match r {
        Ok(Event::Start(ref e)) if e.name() == b"this_tag" => {
            // collect existing attributes
            let mut attrs = e.attributes().map(|attr| attr.unwrap()).collect::<Vec<_>>();

            // copy existing attributes, adds a new my-key="some value" attribute
            let mut elem = Element::new("my_elem").with_attributes(attrs);
            elem.push_attribute(b"my-key", "some value");

            // writes the event to the writer
            assert!(writer.write(Start(elem)).is_ok());
        },
        Ok(Event::End(ref e)) if e.name() == b"this_tag" => {
            assert!(writer.write(End(Element::new("my_elem"))).is_ok());
        },
        Ok(e) => assert!(writer.write(e).is_ok()),
        Err((e, pos)) => panic!("{:?} at buffer position {}", e, pos),
    }
}

let result = writer.into_inner().into_inner();
let expected = r#"<my_elem k1="v1" k2="v2" my-key="some value"><child>text</child></my_elem>"#;
assert_eq!(result, expected.as_bytes());

Current state

quick-xml has been written to be fast.

On my first tests (200mb+ xmls) it performs much better (minimum 10x) than xml-rs.

While this is a still WIP and only basic xml specifications are implemented, you can already use it for simple enough xmls (no namespaces, no exotic characters etc ...).

This is particularly true when the xml is generated by a known source (e.g. OpenStreetMap).

Todo

There are many xml specifications not implemented yet:

  • namespaces
  • non-utf8
  • parse xml declaration
  • XQueries
  • more checks
  • ... and many other things I don't even know!

Contribute

Any PR is welcomed!

License

MIT