[collectd] curl_xml plugin

Amit Gupta amit.gupta221 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 13:15:51 CET 2009

Any comments/suggestions for this proposed plugin?


On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 4:41 PM, Amit Gupta <amit.gupta221 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have been working on curl_xml plugin. The idea of this plugin is to query
> the xml data using the curl library and parse it according to the user's
> configuration using libxml2. I have worked on the top of curl-json plugin
> code and got this plugin to work. I am proposing the following configuration
> for curl_xml:
> <Plugin curl_xml>
>    <URL "[some url]">
>        Instance "<instance-name>"
>        <xpath "<xpath1>">
>           Instance "<instance-name>" (Optional)
>           Type "<type>"
>        </xpath>
>        <xpath "<xpath2>">
>           Instance "<instance-name>" (Optional)
>           Type "<type>"
>        </xpath>
>   </URL>
>   <URL .....>
>      ......
>    </URL>
> </Plugin>
> libxml2 will parse the xml using xpath specified in the configuration. For
> now, the attached code supports one xpath to one element mapping.
> Does this plugin make sense?. I will be submitting the configure, Makefile
> and the documentation changes once this idea is approved.
> Regards
> Amit
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