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Re: XML & data structure parsing fun (XML::Simple ??)

by Cody Pendant (Prior)
on Jun 05, 2008 at 07:05 UTC ( #690347=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to XML & data structure parsing fun (XML::Simple ??)

Not very helpful, but I feel compelled to say that there's really no such thing as "XML which is not well formed". If it's not well formed, it's not XML you can successfully handle with an XML Parser.

And you should probably consider using XML::XSLT because XSLT is the specific language created to handle XML. It's a language only a mother could love, but it's designed for the purpose. Not that perl isn't a perfectly good tool for this job, but XSLT is a tool designed to do nothing else but this job.

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Re^2: XML & data structure parsing fun (XML::Simple ??)
by weismat (Friar) on Jun 05, 2008 at 09:14 UTC
    I guess he means XML documents with a flexible structure. E.g. a value is missing, there is one value or there are several values. I agree that XML::Simple is only good for simple stuff - expescially the stability gets pretty bad when the structure is very flexible and not static.

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