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      Latest reply on Oct 17, 2016 4:18 AM by eskimo
      rares.paunescu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        Hello! Could you please help me with a Swift XML problem?

        I have a xml file from ftp that I want to extract data from xml attribute.

        How can I show the data from a XML attribute on a Swift App?


        Thank you!

        • Re: Swift XML attribute
          eskimo Apple Staff Apple Staff (13,335 points)

          The standard tool for this in XMLParser.  Pasted in below is a trivial example of how to use this on the Mac.  I don’t know of any official examples written in Swift, but the SeismicXML shows a more detailed example in Objective-C.

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          import Foundation
          class XMLTest : NSObject, XMLParserDelegate {
              func test(url: URL) {
                  let parser = XMLParser(contentsOf: url)!
                  parser.delegate = self
                  let success = parser.parse()
                  if success {
                  } else {
                      print("error \(parser.parserError!)")
              var depth = 0
              var depthIndent: String {
                  return [String](repeating: "  ", count: self.depth).joined()
              func parser(_ parser: XMLParser, didStartElement elementName: String, namespaceURI: String?, qualifiedName qName: String?, attributes attributeDict: [String : String] = [:]) {
                  self.depth += 1
              func parser(_ parser: XMLParser, didEndElement elementName: String, namespaceURI: String?, qualifiedName qName: String?) {
                  self.depth -= 1
          // This path is not considered API; it was just a convenient XML file
          // lying around on my hard disk that I used for this example.
          XMLTest().test(url: URL(fileURLWithPath: "/Library/Dictionaries/Apple Dictionary.dictionary/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/AppleDictionary.xml"))