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Fetching A REXML Element Attribute

03.23.2010
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        Source: <a href="http://snippets.dzone.com/posts/show/9279">Modifying a REXML attribute</a> [dzone.com]

require 'rexml/document'
include REXML

doc = Document.new("<root><breakfast type='continental'/></root>")
breakfast = doc.root.elements['breakfast']
breakfast_type = breakfast.attribute('type')
puts breakfast_type.value