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They say there's more than one way to skin a cat - and that'stwice as true when you're a Perl developer. In this concluding article onXML parsing with Perl, find out how the XML::DOM package provides analternative technique for manipulating XML elements and attributes, andcompare the two approaches to see which one works best for you.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. Using Perl With XML (part 2)
  2. Meet Joe Cool
  3. Parents And Their Children
  4. What's In A Name?
  5. Welcome To The Human Race
  6. Building A Library
  7. Anyone For Chicken?
  8. Conclusions...
  9. ...And Links
By: icarus, (c) Melonfire
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February 01, 2002

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That just about concludes this little tour of parsing XML data with Perl. I've tried to keep it as simple as possible, and there are numerous aspects of XML I haven't covered here. If you're interested in learning more about XML and XSL, you should visit the following links:

The XML specification, at http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/REC-xml-20001006

The XSLT specification, at http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt.html

The SAX project, at http://www.saxproject.org/

The W3C's DOM specification, at http://www.w3.org/DOM/

A number of developers have built and released Perl packages to handle XML data - if you're ever on a tight deadline, using these packages might save you some development time. Take a look at the following links for more information:

CPAN, at http://www.cpan.org/

And that's just about all for the moment. I hope you found this interesting, and that it helped to make the road ahead a little clearer. Till next time, stay healthy!

Note: All examples in this article have been tested on Linux/i586 with Perl 5.005. Examples are illustrative only, and are not meant for a production environment. YMMV!

 
 
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