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Re: XML::Parser, hashes and lists problem

by aardvark (Pilgrim)
on Apr 14, 2001 at 20:46 UTC ( #72592=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to XML::Parser, hashes and lists problem

It would be helpful to see the error message, then it would be easier to know what the parser is thinking and where/why it is failing.

Also I'm a little confused where you say " one element (called PACKAGE_QUANTITY) is split into two entities (PACK and AGE_QUANTITY) " Do you mean it is split in the hash key or in the printout? You may want to look at what is going on around the line if($data =~ m/age_quantity/i) Why are you matching on "age_quantity"? Is this a typo or some debugging device?

What you are calling an element, I think of as an element value. It might be useful to think about how you are structuring your xml. Right now you have tons of these sort of structures:

<spec> <name>PACKAGE_QUANTITY</name> <value>1</value> </spec> <spec> <name>PREORDER_DATE</name> <value>970415</value> </spec>
It might be useful to try sturcturing the data like this:
<spec> <preorder_date>970415</preorder_date> <package_quantity>1</package_quantity> </spec>
Then you can really use the power of a parser to find certain elements or element values, instead of using regexs. I suspect your problem has more to do with regexs, your counter variables or your control structures than a parser bug.

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