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[Feature Request]: Ability to Inject Word XML into our Templates

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Problem to solve It would be nice to be able to inject and render valid Word XML tags into our document templates. Using the following XML as an example:

    <w:b />
  <w:t>This text is bold</w:t>

Injecting this XML into a template field would make the text bold (This text is bold).

Proposed solution Provide a function, e.g., {d.xml_string:parseXml()} that can be used to parse and inject valid Word XML into the document.

Describe alternatives you’ve considered As an alternative, a configuration option could be provided to not escape XML that is passed to fields in the template.

Additional context I work on a team where this would be very useful. Specifically, we would like to use it to create the XML required to render complex nested lists of varying depths.

Issue Analytics

  • State:open
  • Created 3 years ago
  • Reactions:5
  • Comments:8 (4 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

steevepaycommented, May 11, 2020

Hi @exzizt, sorry for the delay For now, the only solution is to use the flag canInjextXML=true. It may result in some overflow and the final report may appear invalid because it does not follow the Open XML specifications. The team is working on rendering HTML into templates, and I think it will be a much better solution to inject complex content into the document.

If you don’t mind, can you share a report you have generated with a list? I would like to investigate on my side. My email is available on my Github profile.

For those who want to inject XML into a template, it is possible to create a custom formatter:

const carbone = require('carbone');

function injectXML (data) { // data = d.myCustomXML
  if (data) {
    return data.replace(/&amp;/g, '&').replace(/&lt;/g, "<").replace(/&gt;/g, ">");
  return "";

//flag used by the builder function to inject raw XML
injectXML.canInjectXML = true;

  // this formatter can be used in a template with {d.myCustomXML:injectXML()}
steevepaycommented, Apr 17, 2020

Hi @exzizt, thank you for reaching us! I will discuss about it with the team and come back to you.

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