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Re^2: XML::Simple parsing help

by bitingduck (Chaplain)
on Dec 09, 2012 at 08:15 UTC ( #1007961=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: XML::Simple parsing help
in thread XML::Simple parsing help

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; } }

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Re^3: XML::Simple parsing help
by Kenosis (Priest) on Dec 09, 2012 at 08:24 UTC

      I always find XML::Simple to be so simple that it seems like extra work to back the structure out once it's parsed into a hash. XML::TreeBuilder is easier to wrap my head around with the descriptive method names, but still simpler than using XML::LibXML

Re^3: XML::Simple parsing help
by jhoop (Acolyte) on Dec 09, 2012 at 16:43 UTC

    This is a very nice and simple solution.. I'm going to play with this and XML::Rules as suggested by Jenda, see which will work best with my application.. Thanks very much!

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