in reply to XML Module Recommendations

Take a look at XML::SAX::PurePerl. It should be operating system independent, and uses SAX API, which I believe has some tie in with Java and other languages, but as I am also learning more about XML (and programming in general), I can't give you a definite answer.

Best of luck to you.

Oh, and while you're here, why doesn't you sign up for a PerlMonks account?

John J Reiser