Coerce an emld object into XML (EML's standard format)

as_xml(x, file = NULL, root = "eml", ns = "eml", schemaLocation = TRUE)

Arguments

x

an emld object

file

optional path to write out to file. Otherwise, defaults to NULL and will return an xml_document object.

root

name for the root node; default to 'eml'

ns

namespace abbreviation on root node, default 'eml'

schemaLocation

If not explicitly set on x, automatically set xsi:schemaLocation based upon the root namespace (TRUE, default), do not set a xsi:schemaLocation (FALSE), or set a specific xsi:schemaLocation value ("Your value here..."). See Examples.

Value

a xml_document object. Or if a file path is provided, the metadata is written out in XML file and the function returns NULL invisibly.

Details

Unlike as_json, this function cannot rely on the existing convention of serializing a list to xml, eg, as defined by xml2::as_xml_document() Instead, this relies on a modified version, as_eml_document. In addition further steps must be taken when working with JSON-LD to deal with different possible framings and namespaces from the JSON-LD context element. Thus this as_xml function is particular to EML and emld objects alone.

Examples

f <- system.file("extdata/example.xml", package = "emld") emld <- as_emld(f) xml <- as_xml(emld) ## can also write directly to a file: xml_file <- tempfile() as_xml(emld, xml_file)
#> NULL
## if you don't want the `xsi:schemaLocation` attribute set as_xml(emld, schemaLocation = FALSE)
#> A value for 'schemaLocation' was set in the document but the 'schemaLocation' argument was set to 'FALSE' so the value from the document was retained. To serialize a document without a schemaLocation, remove the 'schemaLocation' element from the document before serializing.
#> {xml_document} #> <eml packageId="eml.1.1" xsi:schemaLocation="https://eml.ecoinformatics.org/eml-2.2.0/ eml.xsd" system="knb" xmlns:eml="https://eml.ecoinformatics.org/eml-2.2.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:stmml="http://www.xml-cml.org/schema/stmml-1.2"> #> [1] <dataset>\n <title>Data from Cedar Creek LTER on productivity and specie ...
## or if you want to set your own value as_xml(emld, schemaLocation = "https://eml.ecoinformatics.org/eml-2.2.0 http://example.com/eml-2.2.0/eml.xsd")
#> {xml_document} #> <eml packageId="eml.1.1" xsi:schemaLocation="https://eml.ecoinformatics.org/eml-2.2.0/ eml.xsd" system="knb" xmlns:eml="https://eml.ecoinformatics.org/eml-2.2.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:stmml="http://www.xml-cml.org/schema/stmml-1.2"> #> [1] <dataset>\n <title>Data from Cedar Creek LTER on productivity and specie ...