The maximum file size depends on your RAM size,
XML::Simple creates a complex data structure, which in perl terms, will be much larger than the xml files size.
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The other thing to note is that XML::Simple can be very slow on complex/large xml documents,
so it may be that your browser is timing out, before the parsing is finished,
Id try running the script on the command-line to see if you get an "out of memory error" (from the OS), or to time how long the parsing takes.
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