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Old Jan 2, 2013, 01:40 PM   #1
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(AppleScript) "Tell"-ing every XML element to do something

I have multiple elements in an XML file. I need to "tell" each of them to do something.

Here's the code:
on tellEveryXMLElementWithName(elementContainer, elementName, codetorun)
		tell application "System Events"
			set elements to XML elements of elementContainer
			repeat with I from 1 to count of elements
				set e_name to (get name of XML element I of elementContainer) as string
				if e_name is equal to elementName then
					log "The script got this far."
					run script codetorun
				end if
			end repeat
		end tell
		return "success"
	on error errMsg
		return errMsg
	end try
end tellEveryXMLElementWithName

set the_file to (choose file without invisibles) as string
tell application "System Events"
	set file1 to XML file the_file
	tell file1
		set thecode to "display dialog the /'hi'/"
		set successful to my tellEveryXMLElementWithName(file1, "tableViewCell", thecode)
	end tell
end tell
The dialog box never displays. I can set X to 0 and thecode to "set X to 5" and the value of X will remain 0.

You may be thinking, "Here's your answer. Switch to a different programming language." My response to that is "I don't want to."
The funny thing about this signature is that by the time you get to the end of it, you will have spent between five and ten seconds doing so.
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