[][src]Crate minidom

A minimal DOM crate built on top of quick-xml.

This library exports an Element struct which represents a DOM tree.


Run with cargo run --example articles. Located in examples/articles.rs.

extern crate minidom;

use minidom::Element;

const DATA: &'static str = r#"<articles xmlns="article">
        <title>10 Terrible Bugs You Would NEVER Believe Happened</title>
            Rust fixed them all. &lt;3
        <title>BREAKING NEWS: Physical Bug Jumps Out Of Programmer's Screen</title>
            Just kidding!

const ARTICLE_NS: &'static str = "article";

pub struct Article {
    title: String,
    body: String,

fn main() {
    let root: Element = DATA.parse().unwrap();

    let mut articles: Vec<Article> = Vec::new();

    for child in root.children() {
        if child.is("article", ARTICLE_NS) {
            let title = child.get_child("title", ARTICLE_NS).unwrap().text();
            let body = child.get_child("body", ARTICLE_NS).unwrap().text();
            articles.push(Article {
                title: title,
                body: body.trim().to_owned(),

    println!("{:?}", articles);


To use minidom, add this to your Cargo.toml under dependencies:

minidom = "*"


pub use quick_xml;
pub use convert::IntoAttributeValue;
pub use element::Children;
pub use element::ChildrenMut;
pub use element::Element;
pub use element::ElementBuilder;
pub use error::Error;
pub use error::Result;
pub use node::Node;



A module which exports a few traits for converting types to elements and attributes.


Provides an Element type, which represents DOM nodes, and a builder to create them with.


Provides an error type for this crate.


Provides the Node struct, which represents a node in the DOM.



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