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Re^3: Parsing XML with XML::Simple

by ferreira (Chaplain)
on Dec 18, 2006 at 01:14 UTC ( #590371=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Parsing XML with XML::Simple
in thread Parsing XML with XML::Simple

The big issue is that if you have First Last <this@that.com> within your XML, you have bad XML. (It should be First Last &lt;this@that.com&gt;.) It is better to fix these files. I am not sure how you came into this, because XML::Simple usually escapes these things:

$ perl -MXML::Simple -e "print XMLout({ a => 'a <b>' })" <opt a="a &lt;b&gt;" />

It could be the version you're using. The example above used

$ which_pm XML::Simple XML::Simple 2.13 c:/tools/apache/Perl/site/lib/XML/Simple.pm


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Re^4: Parsing XML with XML::Simple
by madbombX (Hermit) on Dec 18, 2006 at 01:22 UTC
    I am using XML::Simple version 2.14. I came into this because part of my company policy requires us, in our CVS headers to have that line as part of the template for documents/scripts/etc that go into CVS. Therefore, the XML files that are turned into articles all have those within the top 5 lines. Neither XML::Simple or XML::Twig handle this properly.

      So you are suggesting that the XML::Simple file is post-processed in some fashion to insert extra information? The fix in that case is to pre-process the file at the other end to remove said extra information. Alternatively the code using XML::Simple to generate the file might be modified to insert the extra information in a compliant fashion. At this point it depends rather on your data flow and processes.


      DWIM is Perl's answer to Gödel

      If you need the CSV info accessible to the programs you need to enclose the content in <[CDATA[...]]> to make sure the <, > and & characters do not break the XML, if you don't it would be best to use comments:

      <!-- CVS $Id: File_Find.pl,v 1.1 2006-12-17 19:25:03 eric Exp $ This That <this@that.com> Desc: Test file --> <root> ...

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