in reply to XML/XSLT Parser

don't be so harsh on me I live in Australia and I'm only 13 years old. I am about to start learning perl. I need this script for my website (i can't update it till i get it). I want to use XML/XSLT for parts of my site but only about 58% of people have browsers that support it.
Thanks RCXAU

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Re: Re: XML/XSLT Parser
by ibanix (Hermit) on Dec 17, 2002 at 22:03 UTC
    Dear rcxau,

    Welcome to Perl Monks. We're excited that you want to learn perl, and we are glad to offer our advice. However, you should aquaint yourself with the Perl Monks FAQ so that you will be welcomed into the brotherhood without commiting any serious "faux pas".

    Here are a few abbreviated and unwritten rules of the Monastery:

    1. We will not write scripts for you. If you post code that you have written, we will be happy to offer advice and suggestions, but we do not write scripts on demand.

    2. We like questions that are: Puncuated correctly. Include breaks between lines and paragraphs. Include code that we can read, and are surrounded by <code> and </code> tags. Don't ask a question that isn't about Perl (unless it relates to Perl; and if it's not about actual code it should probally go in Meditations or Perl Monks Discussion).

    3. Humility and politeness are the two highest virtues of a Monk, outside of good coding. Ask politely, do not demand. Show that you are willing to try something new. Read a different node or manual when requested to do so. Thank your fellow monks with a public or private reply. Respect the wisdom of the monks more elder than yourself.

    4. We like it when you don't re-invent wheels. High-level monks are granted exceptions to this, as they know what they're doing. This usually means:
    * Use CPAN modules
    * Don't write your own CGI handler, use
    * Don't write your own XML parser, use XML::Parser or some version thereof
    * Understand what you are talking about before you post

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    6. Make a reasonable attempt to learn the thing that binds us all together in Brothership: Perl!

    Your fellow monk,

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Re: (2) XML/XSLT Parser (potentially better approach)
by ybiC (Prior) on Dec 17, 2002 at 22:28 UTC
      Hi rcxau, and welcome to the Monastery,
    I have to admit that a couple replies to your original post nearly made me laugh a drink of water out my nose!

    Anyways, you might enjoy reading a few nodes before trying again.   There are several other good 'posting help' nodes, but these seem like a good short-list:
      On asking for help
      Writeup Guidelines
      How to get the most of your question from the monks
      Welcome to the Monastery! Make yourself at home.

    Taking a shot at it myself, a Seekers of Perl Wisdom post like this might get you the kind of help that Perl Monks is famous for the world 'round:

      G'day mates!
    I've a website where I want to do some XML/XSLT content, but am having some problems.   (clear description of probs here)   I'd like to be able to update the content from a Perl CGI script, but my ISP won't let me install modules.

    I used the PerlMonks "Search" form to look for XML and XSLT, but didn't find anything that looked relevant.   Any monks care to help out a young Aussie starting out with Perl?
      (Ozzite parting phrase here)

    Btw, you are to be commended for not posting wrongly to Catagorized Questions and Answers as I did on my first post.
        striving toward Perl Adept
        (it's pronounced "why-bick")
Re: Re: XML/XSLT Parser
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 18, 2002 at 03:59 UTC
    Only 13! Why didn't you say so ...
    Maybe Santa can help!