I chose this very provocotive title as I believe that Perl, and possibly open source technologies in general are not percieved as XML frieldly, as Java or even MS!
When people compare XML technologies, Perl normally doesn't even get a mention, it's normally this Java Parser versus that one, and then there's MSXML, but that's it. Everyone in the XML industry has heard of Cocoon, how many people know AxKit?
I've been playing with Perl/XML for a year or so now, and have found that there are the tools out there to get things done.
There is now a selection of parsers, and a selection of tools built on them. We have W3C standard interfaces: DOM, XPath, and Perl style interfaces: Twig, Simple. XML::LibXML is even very fast???
Why do people say "Java/XML" and not "Perl/XML"? What is wrong with us?