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Old 08-29-2011, 07:31 AM   #1
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Default searching through all descendants of XML and replacing instances of text

Hi all,
can anyone suggest a cleaner way of searching through all of the descendants of an XML object and replacing all % values with actual values. I specify x, y, height and width positions in terms of percentages, and so must convert these to actual positions - it seems madness to first search and replace x values, then y values, then...

The below seems like quite a waste of coding.


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var menuSpec:XML=XML(                            <header>                                  <title>oldExpts</title>                                     <x>5%</x>                                     <y>50%</y>                                     <subheader>                                         <title>subheader</title>                                         <x>5%</x>                                         <y>50%</y>                                         <width>80%<width>                                     </subheader>                                 </header>); private function sortOutPercentages(){             //if(menuSpec..*.toString().indexOf("%")!=-1));             //trace(menuSpec.descendants().(x==50));                         var castNodes:XMLList = menuSpec..*.(y.toString().indexOf("%") != "-1");             for each (var castNode:XML in castNodes){                 tempInt=int(castNode.y.toString().slice(0,-1))/100*the_Sta.stageHeight;                 castNode.y=tempInt;             }                         castNodes = menuSpec..*.(x.toString().indexOf("%") != "-1");             for each (castNode in castNodes){                 tempInt=int(castNode.x.toString().slice(0,-1))/100*the_Sta.stageWidth;                 castNode.x=tempInt;             }                         castNodes = menuSpec..*.(width.toString().indexOf("%") != "-1");             for each (castNode in castNodes){                 tempInt=int(castNode.width[0].slice(0,-1))/100*the_Sta.stageWidth;                 castNode.width=tempInt;             }                         castNodes = menuSpec..*.(height.toString().indexOf("%") != "-1");             for each (castNode in castNodes){                 tempInt=int(castNode.height[0].slice(0,-1))/100*the_Sta.stageHeight;                 castNode.height=tempInt;             }         }

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Old 08-29-2011, 10:39 AM   #2
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:10 AM   #3
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I take it that to convert the XML to a String and then search through the string replacing where necessary, and then to convert back into XML is computationally bananas too?
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