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Raku bindings to the libxml2 native library

[Raku LibXML Project] / [LibXML Module] / RelaxNG

class LibXML::RelaxNG

RelaxNG Schema Validation


use LibXML::RelaxNG;
use LibXML;

my $doc = :file($url);

my LibXML::RelaxNG $rngschema .= new( location => $filename_or_url );
my LibXML::RelaxNG $rngschema .= new( string => $xmlschemastring );
my LibXML::RelaxNG $rngschema .= new( :$doc );
try { $rngschema.validate( $doc ); };
if  $ $doc ) {...}
if $doc ~~ $rngschema { ... }


The LibXML::RelaxNG class is a tiny frontend to libxml2’s RelaxNG implementation. Currently it supports only schema parsing and document validation.


method new

multi method new( :location($filename_or_url) ) returns LibXML::RelaxNG;
multi method new( :string($xml-schema-string) ) returns LibXML::RelaxNG;
multi method new( LibXML::Document :$doc ) returns LibXML::RelaxNG;

The constructors for LibXML::RelaxNG may get called with either one of three parameters. The parameter tells the class from which source it should generate a validation schema. It is important, that each schema only have a single source.

The :location parameter allows one to parse a schema from the filesystem or a URL.

The :string parameter will parse the schema from the given XML string.

The :doc parameter allows one to parse the schema from a pre-parsed LibXML::Document.

Note that the constructor will die() if the schema does not meed the constraints of the RelaxNG specification.

method validate

try { $rngschema->validate( $doc ); };

This function allows one to validate a (parsed) document against the given RelaxNG schema. The argument of this function should be an LibXML::Document object. If this function succeeds, it will return 0, otherwise it will throw, reporting the found. Because of this validate() should be always be execute in a try block or in the scope of a CATCH block.

method is-valid

method is-valid(LibXML::Document $doc) returns Bool;
$valid = $doc ~~ $rngschema;

Returns either True or False depending on whether the passed Document is valid or not.

multi method ACCEPTS

multi method ACCEPTS(
    LibXML::Document:D $doc
) returns Bool

Returns True if the document validates against the given schema


$valid = $doc ~~ $rngschema;

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2002-2006, Christian Glahn.

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