September 2013 Archives

Another approach to XML processing

The buzz around XML has passed and we are left with a lot of Perl modules to process XML in different ways. I was surprised to still find a gap for another XML processing module.

Common schema-less approaches to XML processing in Perl seem to use XML-LibXML, to get a full XML DOM or a stream of parsing events, or XML::Simple (better used as XML::LibXML::Simple. XML::Simple transforms between XML and Perl data structures but it was designed for "data-oriented" XML where element order does not matter a lot. With XML::Struct I created something like XML::Simple for "document-oriented" XML.

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