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Perl to rewrite simple SVG

by Anonymous Monk
on Sep 04, 2013 at 05:03 UTC ( #1052211=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I've got a really simple SVG that consists of solid, colored boxes. Each box in the SVG is represented with a line like the following:

<rect x="36" y="36" fill="#0000FF" width="392.4" height="43.2"/>

I need to modify the file so that each of these boxes is replaced with an element that points to another SVG, as in the following:

<image overflow="visible" width="392.4" height="43.2" xlink:href="0000FF.svg" transform="matrix(1 0 0 1 36 36)"></image>

What is the best way to do this? The initial SVG serves as a sort of template that directs the layout of a more complicated image. Each colored box is a stand in that shows where to place another SVG that is generated programatically.

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Re: Perl to rewrite simple SVG
by kejohm (Hermit) on Sep 04, 2013 at 05:49 UTC
    Since SVGs are XML-based, you could use one of Perl's XML parsing modules, for instance XML::Twig or XML::Simple.

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