in reply to On XML parsing

Right you are, mirod.
May I add that the same applies to HTML (remember: HTML 4.0 is followed by xhtml 1.0 which is an XML DTD). So parsing HTML is best left to a HTML::Parser or similar parsing or templating modules.


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Re: (2) On XML parsing (tutorial, perhaps?)
by ybiC (Prior) on Dec 14, 2000 at 18:25 UTC
    Sounds like sage advice from good monks mirod, neophyte and tilly.

    For the great unwashed masses (like myself - gasp) who still parse with regexen, new PM Tutorials on HTML::Parser and XML::Parser or even Parse::RecDescent would make t'sall good.   And prolly probably garner a few ++'s.

    Any takers?
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      You could start by having a look at the module review for XML::Parser and Parse::RecDescent comes with a huge pod (what else would you expect from Damian anyway, it's even in English, no Latin nor Klingon) and I think a tutorial somewhere in the .tar file.

        Parse::RecDescent also comes with a copy of Damian's article "The man of Descent" which was originally published in the The Perl Journal a couple of years ago. This is a great introduction to parsing technology in general and using Parse::RecDEscent in particular.


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