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from_xml

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Ruby on Rails latest stable (v4.0.2) - 1 note - Class: Hash
from_xml(xml, disallowed_types = nil) public

Returns a Hash containing a collection of pairs when the key is the node name and the value is its content

xml = <<-XML
  <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <hash>
      <foo type="integer">1</foo>
      <bar type="integer">2</bar>
    </hash>
XML

hash = Hash.from_xml(xml)
# => {"hash"=>{"foo"=>1, "bar"=>2}}

DisallowedType is raise if the XML contains attributes with type="yaml" or type="symbol". Use Hash.from_trusted_xml to parse this XML.

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April 3, 2012
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Looks like this method has trouble with attributes:

ex:

require 'rubygems'
require 'bundler'
require 'active_support/core_ext'
require 'pp'

xml  = 
  '<test id="appears">
    <comment id="doesnt appear">
      it worked
    </comment>
    <comment>
     see!
    </comment>
    <comment />
  </test>'

hash = Hash.from_xml(xml)

pp hash

#=>{"test"=>{"id"=>"appears", "comment"=>["it worked", "see!", nil]}}

# Notice how the id attribute on the first comment element doesn't appear.