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Re^2: XML module which one

by spencerr1 (Novice)
on Feb 05, 2013 at 04:15 UTC ( #1017057=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: XML module which one
in thread XML module which one

I was thinking about using XML::Simple because it looks simple enough but when I get data from the form (many name = value results it looks like I would have to manually enter them in another script right? I was hopping to have a script that opened up the cgi.pm form results and could draw the key = value results in an XML document.


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Re^3: XML module which one
by 7stud (Deacon) on Feb 05, 2013 at 04:38 UTC

    ...but when I get data from the form (many name = value results it looks like I would have to manually enter them in another script right? I was hopping to have a script that opened up the cgi.pm form results and could draw the key = value results in an XML document.

    What do you mean 'another script'? Even if you had to retrieve each name/value pair one by one and insert them in a hash, then feed the hash to XML::Simple to create the xml, you would do it all in the same script. Moreover, you do not have to retrieve the form data one name/value at a time--because the cgi module makes the form data available to you as a hash. See the section titled FETCHING THE PARAMETER LIST AS A HASH in the cgi docs. Then you can pass that hash as an argument to XMLout() to produce the xml.

      I wouldn't recommend XML::Simple and CGI->Vars to anyone, especially newbies, too many caveats

      O.K. I will try that. Now I'm starting to see the light

      Thanks for helping me out I will give it a go

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