Tizen Native API  7.0

We are going to parse an XML sample file and print the data to stdout.

Like all examples we start by including Eina:

#include <Eina.h>

We declare 2 booleans to keep track of tags:

Eina_Bool tag_login   = EINA_FALSE;
Eina_Bool tag_message = EINA_FALSE;

Here we declare some variables and initialize eina:

   FILE *file;
   long size;
   char *buffer;
   Eina_Array *array;


We fill buffer with the XML data from chat.xml:

   if ((file = fopen("chat.xml", "rb")))
        fseek(file, 0, SEEK_END);
        size = ftell(file);
        fseek(file, 0, SEEK_SET);

        if (size < 0)
             EINA_LOG_ERR("Can't read chat.xml");
             return 0;

        if ((buffer = malloc(size)))
             if (fread(buffer, 1, size, file) != (unsigned long)size)

We will use an Eina_Array to store the data:

             array = eina_array_new(10);

Here we call eina_simple_xml_parse(). We pass the buffer with data, its size, we ask to strip leading and trailing whitespace, we give the callback function and the array to store the formatted data:

             eina_simple_xml_parse(buffer, size, EINA_TRUE,
                                   _xml_tag_cb, array);

This will loop over the array and print the data using _print callback:

             eina_array_foreach(array, _print, NULL);

This is the main XML parser callback, it will check for known tags and get the corresponding values:

static Eina_Bool
_xml_tag_cb(void *data, Eina_Simple_XML_Type type, const char *content,
            unsigned offset EINA_UNUSED, unsigned length)
   char buffer[length+1];
   Eina_Array *array = data;
   char str[512] = {'\0'};

We first check for opening tag:

   if (type == EINA_SIMPLE_XML_OPEN)

If we know the tag should have attributes, then we find them using eina_simple_xml_tag_attributes_find() and give them to another parsing function using eina_simple_xml_attributes_parse():

        if(!strncmp("post", content, strlen("post")))
             const char *tags = eina_simple_xml_tag_attributes_find(content,
             eina_simple_xml_attributes_parse(tags, length - (tags - content),
                                              _xml_attr_cb, str);

We check for other known tags:

        else if (!strncmp("login>", content, strlen("login>")))
             tag_login = EINA_TRUE;
        else if (!strncmp("message>", content, strlen("message>")))
             tag_message = EINA_TRUE;

We then check data for corresponding tag:

   else if (type == EINA_SIMPLE_XML_DATA)
        if (tag_login == EINA_TRUE)
             eina_strlcpy(buffer, content, sizeof(buffer));
             eina_strlcat(str, "<", 1);
             eina_strlcat(str, buffer, sizeof(str));
             eina_strlcat(str, "> ", 2);
             tag_login = EINA_FALSE;

We are doing the formatting in same time and put all the <post> children in str.

        else if (tag_message == EINA_TRUE)
             eina_strlcpy(buffer, content, sizeof(buffer));
             eina_strlcat(str, buffer, sizeof(str));
             tag_message = EINA_FALSE;

Finally, we store our string in the array:

             eina_array_push(array, strdup(str));

This is the callback to parse the attributes, we check for key name and keep the value:

static Eina_Bool
_xml_attr_cb(void *data, const char *key, const char *value)
   char *str = data;

   if(!strcmp("id", key))
      snprintf(str, sizeof(value) + 3, "(%s) ", value);

This is the function that simply print items of the array:


   return EINA_TRUE;

You can see the full source code here.