[fpc-pascal] XML: how to change first line?

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Sun Jul 24 12:49:58 CEST 2011

On Sun, 24 Jul 2011, Reinier Olislagers wrote:

> Hi list,
> I'm writing XML export for datasets using the XMLWrite and DOM units (as
> per documentation at http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/XML_Tutorial)
> I've got this snippet:
> FOutputDoc := TXMLDocument.Create;
> How do I change the first line of the generated XML output from
> <?xml version="1.0">
> to
> <?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes"?>
> I tried adding an attribute like this:
>    TDOMElement(FOutputDoc.DocumentElement).SetAttribute(
>      'standalone', UTF8Decode('yes'));
> but that gave an access violation: DocumentElement property is read-only...

I don't think that currenly there is a way to set this attribute ?

Unless Sergei Gorelkin knows a way, we'll have to adapt the fpdoc package.

In each case, the 'standalone' attribute is not valid XML according to:


So I don't think you should bother adding that. Probably some M$ specific addition.


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