XML – empty elements handling.

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      Hi all,

      I am writing my first Powershell script to modify an XML configuration file that I have no control over the format. It has empty elements listed as follows:-

      https://gist.github.com/langdonsystems/cc218075ca4e322429a3f17451d62dd9

      If I simply open the above XML document and save it as follows:-

      $xml = [xml](Get-Content "xmltest.xml")
      $xml.save("$pwd\xmltest.xml.new")

      Then the empty TEST element is now split over 2 lines now. Unfortunately this then causes issues with the program which then consumes this XML file (again which I have no control over). Is there anyway to prevent Powershell from doing this?

      Thanks in advance.

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