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Re^4: Parsing XML with XML::Simple
in thread Parsing XML with XML::Simple
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.
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