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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • It's not that it hard right now, it's that you can only work at the XML syntax level, and that gets tedious fast (and you can shoot yourself in the foot). I can write a SAX handler in a handful of minutes, it's not hard once you get the hang of it. But it's true that higher-level tools would certainly help people. Now, as for what those tools would be, I have no idea :)


    -- Robin Berjon []

  • The code required to generate well-formed XML documents by directly firing the appropriate SAX events is tedious and error-prone in all but the simplest cases.

    Yes, it's tedious and error prone, but this type of XML to XML translation is better handled by XSLT.