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Alternatively, using XML::TreeBuilder:

use strict; use warnings; use XML::TreeBuilder; my $xml = <<'END'; <inventors type="array"> <inventor> <city>Aston Clinton</city> <name>Andy Barth</name> <number type="integer">1</number> <country>GB</country> <upper-name>ANDY BARTH</upper-name> </inventor> <inventor> <city>Aylesbury</city> <name>Daniele Dall'Acqua</name> <number type="integer">2</number> <country>GB</country> <upper-name>DANIELE DALL'ACQUA</upper-name> </inventor> <inventor> <city>Calne</city> <name>Nigel Drew</name> <number type="integer">3</number> <country>GB</country> <upper-name>NIGEL DREW</upper-name> </inventor> </inventors> END my $tree=XML::TreeBuilder->new(); $tree->parse($xml); my @inventornums=$tree->find_by_tag_name('number'); foreach my $inventornum(@inventornums){ if ($inventornum->as_text()==2){ my $parent=$inventornum->parent(); print $parent->as_XML; } }

In reply to Re^2: XML::Simple parsing help by bitingduck
in thread XML::Simple parsing help by jhoop

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