Re: How do you remove comments from XML?
Dominica DeGrandis wrote: > I'm writing a vb or vbscript program that uses the DOM to remove nodes in an > XML file. > I need to remove all the data between the two comment lines (see below), > <!-- Start xxxx.Net --> and <!-- End xxxx.Net --> > but the program errors when it hits the comment syntax. <! -->. > I'm able to use "getElementsByTagName" or "selectNodes" for other nodes > (like <appsettings> below) , but not for comments. > It doesn't recognize the node even if I Dim it as IXMLDOMComment. > > Can anyone help me with this? Dominica, All one line: sed -e "s/<\!-- Start [^\.]*\.Net -->//g" -e "s/<\!-- End [^\.]*\.Net -->//g" in.xml > out.xml If you're a pure MS shop and don't have a linux box lying about, install cygwin from cygwin.org. Echoing what others have said; whoever designed this XML needs a stronger understanding of how XML comments work. Bill de hÓra
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