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XML::Twig is a Perl module used to process efficiently XML documents. Twig offers a tree-oriented interface to a document while st
XML::Twig is a Perl module used to process efficiently XML documents.
Twig offers a tree-oriented interface to a document while still allowing the processing of documents of any size. I think the current buzzword for it would be "push-pull" processing.
When I was younger I wanted to grow up and write a tool that would allow people to process text the way they wanted, offering tons of feature, various ways to achieve the same result, not forcing them into any processing model but allowing them to use the one they felt the most comfortable with.
Eventually I grew up and I realized a guy named Larry Wall had already written a language named Perl... Darn! So as I was quite involved in dealing with SGML, then XML, I decided to settle for the next best thing: writing a module that would allow people to process XML the way they wanted, offering them tons of feature, various ways... you get the point.So I wrote XML::Twig.
XML::Twig gives you a tree interface to XML documents... if you want. It also lets you dump parts of the tree, set callbacks during processing, both on tags and on subtrees, process only part of the tree, write powerful filters... you name it.
The only thing XML::Twig does not do is follow standards (except XML of course): no DOM, no XPath (well, not quite, it implements a subset of XPath), no SAX ( it is planned though, as of 3.05 you can output SAX using the toSAX1 and toSAX2 methods). Consider yourself warned!
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