On 19.09.2008 20:33, Brad wrote:
> I'm trying to follow this tutorial: http://www.germane-software.com/software/rexml/docs/tutorial.html
> 
> When I use the IRB and do:
> require "rexml/document"
> include REXML
> doc = Document.new File.new("mydoc.xml")
> 
> I get an error:
> <UNDEFINED> ... </>
> 
> I copied the source file right from the website and created an XML
> document called 'mydoc.xml'
> 
> Why is it failing?

As Matt said, it isn't.  But you should make it a habit to properly 
close file handles; use any of these:

doc = Document.new File.read("mydoc.xml")
doc = File.open("mydoc.xml") {|io| Document.new(io)}
doc = File.open("mydoc.xml", "rb") {|io| Document.new(io)}

Kind regards

	robert