j.goor has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Dear Monks,
Problem: I use FireFox 1.0(wheee!!!), and I want to get to my online O'Reilly books via http:\\ (not via file:\\\\).
But the very odd thing is: OReilly apparently did not read the w3c recommendations about 'how to construct a hyperlink'.
*All* hyperlinks (and other links as well) are in the backslash-notation, as if is were directory paths.

I want to write a script that:
1) slurp one page into an XML parser
2) convert the '\' 's to '/' 's
3) spit it out to another place.

I do not have much experience with XML, but this seemed a nice way to fool around with it.

My questions are:
a) do you recognize my problem regarding OReilly e-books?
b) could you provide me with a working code-snipped (this should be easy for an experienced perl/XML programmer)
c) If XML parsing is overdone, what's the best RE I can use?

P.S. InternetExplorer works just fine, but then again: who really want to use *that*?? ;-)

Thanks in advance!