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Re: XML::Parser error

by runrig (Abbot)
on Sep 11, 2013 at 18:23 UTC ( #1053546=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to XML::Parser error

The char handler does not necessarily return all of the contiguous char data in one go. From the docs:

Char (Expat, String) This event is generated when non-markup is recognized. The non-markup sequence of characters is in String. A single non-markup sequence of characters may generate multiple calls to this handler. Whatever the encoding of the string in the original document, this is given to the handler in UTF-8.
So you will have to concatenate the char data yourself. That said, I would likely use some higher level library rather than use XML::Parser directly, then you very likely wouldn't have to do the concatenating yourself.


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Re^2: XML::Parser error
by mwinterer (Initiate) on Sep 11, 2013 at 21:50 UTC

    Thanks. That helped how to fix for now. Any suggestions on what higher level module would be good to use? Basically I am parsing XML files delivered every 15 minutes to my server to parse and load into the DB. I looked around when developing and didn't really see anything that would fit that. Maybe I didn't look hard enough though.

      I'm partial to XML::Rules. Others like XML::Twig. Either is good if the docs are large and you should be processing the doc as you read it. XML::LibXML can be appropriate also (XPath support is great if you need that sort of thing).

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