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RE: Take 2 - How do you replace comments from XML?


comments in xml file
Ok -  I left out some important information in my request for help below.
The file I'm working with is a MS .NETFramework system file under
C:\WINNT\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.0.3705\CONFIG called machine.config.
It's an XML file.   It uses comments to separate sections of configurations.
I'm trying to replace custom configurations under the <appSettings> node
that begins and ends with comments.

Anybody out there that has done this?

Thanks

>  -----Original Message-----
> From: 	Dominica DeGrandis  
> Sent:	Wednesday, March 05, 2003 10:41 AM
> To:	'xml-dev@l...'
> Subject:	How do you remove comments from XML?
> 
> 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?
> 
> example XML file 
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <configuration>
> 	<appSettings>
>        <!-- Start xxxx.Net -->
>             <!-- ServerType, PartnerAPI = 2, CorbisInternal = 1 -->
>             <add key="ServerType" value="1"/>
>             <!-- Framework -->
>             <add key="xxxxOne.Validations.ValidationConstructString"
> value="CONNECTIONSTRING=data"/>
> 
> 	 <!-- End xxxx.Net -->
> 	</appSettings>
> 
> 
> Dominica DeGrandis
> 206.373.6225 DH  m,t,th,f
> 425.844.8477 HM  w
> 

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