Represents an XML comment; that is, text between <!– … –>

Methods
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Included Modules
Constants
START = "<!--"
 
STOP = "-->"
 
Attributes
[RW] string

The content text

[RW] to_s

The content text

Class Public methods
new( first, second = nil )

Constructor. The first argument can be one of three types: @param first If String, the contents of this comment are set to the argument. If Comment, the argument is duplicated. If Source, the argument is scanned for a comment. @param second If the first argument is a Source, this argument should be nil, not supplied, or a Parent to be set as the parent of this object

# File lib/rexml/comment.rb, line 24
def initialize( first, second = nil )
  super(second)
  if first.kind_of? String
    @string = first
  elsif first.kind_of? Comment
    @string = first.string
  end
end
Instance Public methods
<=>(other)

Compares this Comment to another; the contents of the comment are used in the comparison.

# File lib/rexml/comment.rb, line 63
def <=>(other)
  other.to_s <=> @string
end
==( other )

Compares this Comment to another; the contents of the comment are used in the comparison.

# File lib/rexml/comment.rb, line 70
def ==( other )
  other.kind_of? Comment and
  (other <=> self) == 0
end
clone()
# File lib/rexml/comment.rb, line 33
def clone
  Comment.new self
end
node_type()
# File lib/rexml/comment.rb, line 75
def node_type
  :comment
end
write( output, indent=-1, transitive=false, ie_hack=false )

DEPRECATED

See REXML::Formatters

output

Where to write the string

indent

An integer. If -1, no indenting will be used; otherwise, the indentation will be this number of spaces, and children will be indented an additional amount.

transitive

Ignored by this class. The contents of comments are never modified.

ie_hack

Needed for conformity to the child API, but not used by this class.

# File lib/rexml/comment.rb, line 50
def write( output, indent=-1, transitive=false, ie_hack=false )
  Kernel.warn("Comment.write is deprecated.  See REXML::Formatters")
  indent( output, indent )
  output << START
  output << @string
  output << STOP
end