First of all, Juerd++, great detective work.
in reply to (XML::Parser) Finding and fixing a bug
If anyone knows how to contact Clark Cooper, please send him this page so the problem can be fixed in the real distribution.
I think that Clark Cooper has all but disappeared from the face of the earth. There was a thread on the perl-xml mailing list at the beginning of this year regarding that very problem. I know that matts offered to maintain the module but I've since dropped off the list and don't know how much further that went.
Try posting your findings to the mailing list and see who bites...