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maintaining format with xmlwrite

Asked by Rebecca McDonald on 14 Mar 2019
Latest activity Edited by Jan
on 19 Mar 2019
Accepted Answer by Jan
I am able to read an XML file, search for element by tag name, make my changes, but when I use xmlwrite my format changes. For example, all of the skipped lines are removed and the order of the tag names are flipped. For example, after a certain tag name, Number = "1" Name = "R", it will show Name = "R" Number = "1". Does anyone know how maintain the format of an XML file after changing some of the information in it?


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Answer by Jan
on 14 Mar 2019
Edited by Jan
on 19 Mar 2019
 Accepted Answer

This is not the purpose of the XML format. The parser must have the power to reorder the tags. Matlab's parser orders them alphabetically.
If you really want to conserve the order of tags, you treat the file as a text file, not as an XML object. Then the best idea it to omit the power of the XML format and perform simple text operations with the file. This hurts the idea of XML massively, but if it is your intention, do it.

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I don't know much about XML file type. Your response is so helpful. Thank you for taking the time to help me.

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