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Re^5: Why oh why is working with XML so bloomin' difficult in Perl?
in thread Modified title: The structures created by many of the XML parsers in Perl appear unnecessarily deep in levels...
Agreed. I should have put in a "I'm venting here" message to take the bite off.
Most of the XML data I'm dealing with is internal XML at work (sometimes I receive a dtd but sometimes I receive nothing more than raw output). I'm using different parsers depending on what I'm receiving and what I'm doing with it.
XML::Simple is going to be fine for simple web services like Flickr REST though.