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Living in a MS world, you've got to take the bad with the good, I suppose.
If you are substituting your own content inside of <appSettings>,
I can see how leaving the comments in there would lead to a lot
of garbage in the file after a while.
I'm taking a guess that you need to
(a) simply delete all the children of the <appSettings> node
(b) use a method defined for the IXMLDOMCharacterData interface
(e.g. delete the character data associated with the comment)
Just a guess. You didn't really say what your program errors were.
I did a Google search, and turned up this page
which seemed to suggest the approach (IXMLDOMComment inherits methods
Who, BTW, firmly agrees with other posters in that using
comments as start-tags and end-tags is a Really Bad Idea.
Dominica DeGrandis wrote:
> 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
>>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 -->
>>206.373.6225 DH m,t,th,f
>>425.844.8477 HM w
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