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Re^4: 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...
"Given the unknown data coming in, most of the parsers create the memory structures in a generic way. Not a bad thing, it just tends be cumbersome."
That's the job, pal. If you don't like it, switch careers. Or even better, come up with a replacement for XML that isn't so "hard to use." Sounds like you are the one who needs that Valium. (Just teasing)