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Re^2: Convert backslash to slash using XML parsing

by davido (Cardinal)
on Nov 12, 2004 at 17:59 UTC ( [id://407448]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Convert backslash to slash using XML parsing
in thread Convert backslash to slash using XML parsing

Why would you assume that it is safe to convert every backslash in the entire Perl CD Bookshelf to a forward slash? This would blindly ruin every example in the suite of CD books! That's a case of throwing out the baby with the bathwater. Could you imagine reading the Camel book where someone has gone through it and changed every single backslash to a forward slash? The first hello world script would look like this:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w print "Hello world!/n";

...and for the record, "/n" is not the same thing as "\n".

No, the OP realy does probably need a token parser like HTML::TokeParser, and a routine a little smarter than blind transliteration.

One thing about the OP's post does bother me though. Does this conversion of file:\\\ to http:// mean that he's going to be making available ONLINE the entire Perl CD Bookshelf, in violation of O'Reilly's copyright?


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