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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?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dominica DeGrandis
> Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2003 10:41 AM
> To: 'email@example.com'
> 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"?>
> <!-- Start xxxx.Net -->
> <!-- ServerType, PartnerAPI = 2, CorbisInternal = 1 -->
> <add key="ServerType" value="1"/>
> <!-- Framework -->
> <add key="xxxxOne.Validations.ValidationConstructString"
> <!-- End xxxx.Net -->
> Dominica DeGrandis
> 206.373.6225 DH m,t,th,f
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