in reply to Re^2: XML::XPath=HASH(0x10c4e230) is persistent
in thread XML::XPath=HASH(0x10c4e230) is persistent
From your timezone, we appear to be on almost opposite sides of the planet: my "silence" was probably due to being asleep. :-)
You'll learn a lot more by resolving issues yourself. In this instance, you were clearly capable of doing this; so let's hope you've gained something from the experience. At the very least, I detect happy feelings from achieving a positive outcome from the exercise.
With regards to updating your code, that's at least two modifications to your OP without any indication (in your OP) of having done so. In future, please clearly show where you have made changes.