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Re: XML::Simple : element vs. attribute in XMLout

by Krambambuli (Curate)
on May 26, 2010 at 13:20 UTC ( #841724=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to XML::Simple : element vs. attribute in XMLout

It seems that if the structure would have been obtained using XMLin with

forcearray => [ qw(arr mod subarr) ]
then the hash would be what XMLOut needs. Wouldn't that fit ?

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Re^2: XML::Simple : element vs. attribute in XMLout
by rovf (Priest) on May 26, 2010 at 13:32 UTC
    This is likely correct. I haven't checked this yet, because I was hoping for a solution which would work with the *present* internal representation, because it would spare me from modifying existing code which already assumes the hash to be constructed in the way it is right now.

    Ronald Fischer <>

      You can always transform the tree programmatically before XMLout.

      for my $elem (@{ $tree->{arr}{elem} }) { $elem->{mod}{content} = delete($elem->{mod}); }

      For what it's worth, keep in mind your existing code will break if a mod element acquires an attribute. (Don't you love the fragility of XML::Simple?)

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