Flame has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I've got a bit of a problem with XML::Simple, which uses XML::Parser. I have a bit of xml that uses numbers as elements.

<settings> <1>Your Name</1> <2>His Name</2> <3>324324324</3> </settings>

The problem is, no XML statement can begin with a number... so does anyone know how I can get XML::Parser to let that slide? Or does anyone know of something similar to XML::Simple which doesn't have such strict guidelines?


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