Represents an XML Instruction; IE, <? … ?> TODO: Add parent arg (3rd arg) to constructor

Methods
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Constants
START = '<\?'
 
STOP = '\?>'
 
Attributes
[RW] content

target is the “name” of the Instruction; IE, the “tag” in <?tag …?> content is everything else.

[RW] target

target is the “name” of the Instruction; IE, the “tag” in <?tag …?> content is everything else.

Class Public methods
new(target, content=nil)

Constructs a new Instruction @param target can be one of a number of things. If String, then the target of this instruction is set to this. If an Instruction, then the Instruction is shallowly cloned (target and content are copied). If a Source, then the source is scanned and parsed for an Instruction declaration. @param content Must be either a String, or a Parent. Can only be a Parent if the target argument is a Source. Otherwise, this String is set as the content of this instruction.

# File lib/rexml/instruction.rb, line 25
def initialize(target, content=nil)
  if target.kind_of? String
    super()
    @target = target
    @content = content
  elsif target.kind_of? Instruction
    super(content)
    @target = target.target
    @content = target.content
  end
  @content.strip! if @content
end
Instance Public methods
==( other )

@return true if other is an Instruction, and the content and target of the other matches the target and content of this object.

# File lib/rexml/instruction.rb, line 57
def ==( other )
  other.kind_of? Instruction and
  other.target == @target and
  other.content == @content
end
clone()
# File lib/rexml/instruction.rb, line 38
def clone
  Instruction.new self
end
inspect()
# File lib/rexml/instruction.rb, line 67
def inspect
  "<?p-i #{target} ...?>"
end
node_type()
# File lib/rexml/instruction.rb, line 63
def node_type
  :processing_instruction
end
write(writer, indent=-1, transitive=false, ie_hack=false)

DEPRECATED

See the rexml/formatters package

# File lib/rexml/instruction.rb, line 45
def write writer, indent=-1, transitive=false, ie_hack=false
  Kernel.warn( "#{self.class.name}.write is deprecated" )
  indent(writer, indent)
  writer << START.sub(/\/u, '')
  writer << @target
  writer << ' '
  writer << @content
  writer << STOP.sub(/\/u, '')
end