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Re^3: Simpler than XML::Simple

by Anonymous Monk
on Nov 24, 2010 at 18:30 UTC ( #873518=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Simpler than XML::Simple
in thread Simpler than XML::Simple

Well, the real world ... my experience is that it's hard to get just well-formed and correctly encoded XML files from external parties.

Did you know that the "trang" tool is capable of creating a schema out of sample data? So I don't see the advantage with using XML::Smart.

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Re^4: Simpler than XML::Simple
by Jenda (Abbot) on Nov 24, 2010 at 19:23 UTC

    I don't see the advantage with using XML::Smart either :-)

    Enoch was right!
    Enjoy the last years of Rome.

      Ah, I meant XML::Rules :-)

      I just tried to convert the sample XML from XML::Rules' SYNOPSIS into a schema:

      trang test.xml test.rnc

      And the result:

      default namespace = ""
      start =
        element doc {
          element person {
            element fname { xsd:NMTOKEN },
            element lname { xsd:NMTOKEN },
            element email { xsd:NMTOKEN },
            element address {
              element street { xsd:NMTOKEN },
              element city { xsd:NMTOKEN },
              element country { xsd:NMTOKEN },
              element bogus { xsd:NMTOKEN }
            element phones {
              element phone {
                attribute type { xsd:NCName },
      Which looks quite reasonable. trang can also convert into .xsd files, which look uglier but are needed for XML::Compile operation.

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