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If we are to extrapolate this toy-example into a requirement of any size (and, mind you, you might not), then I will hands-down suggest that you use a library that supports XSLT XPath ... and that you use this technique to retrieve results from your XML structure, instead of cobblestoned logic of your own.   CPAN has a plentitude of industrial-strength XML tools, they’re quite efficient, and I feel that they consistently deliver more maintainable and flexible solutions.   Build an XPath expression that describes what you want, and let its fingers do the walking for you.

In reply to Re: Perl XML Search by sundialsvc4
in thread Perl XML Search by scotb

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