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       XML::Mini - Perl implementation of the XML::Mini XML create/parse interface.


               use XML::Mini::Document;

               use Data::Dumper;

               ###### PARSING XML #######

               # create a new object
               my $xmlDoc = XML::Mini::Document->new();

               # init the doc from an XML string

               # You may use the toHash() method to automatically
               # convert the XML into a hash reference
               my $xmlHash = $xmlDoc->toHash();

               print Dumper($xmlHash);

               # You can also manipulate the elements like directly, like this:

               # Fetch the ROOT element for the document
               # (an instance of XML::Mini::Element)
               my $xmlRoot = $xmlDoc->getRoot();

               # play with the element and its children
               # ...
               my $topLevelChildren = $xmlRoot->getAllChildren();

               foreach my $childElement (@{$topLevelChildren})
                       # ...

               ###### CREATING XML #######

               # Create a new document from scratch

               my $newDoc = XML::Mini::Document->new();

               # This can be done easily by using a hash:
               my $h = {
                'spy'  => {
                       'id'    => '007',
                       'type'  => 'SuperSpy',
                       'name'  => 'James Bond',
                       'email' => '',
                       'address'       => 'Wherever he is needed most',


               # Or new XML can also be created by manipulating
               #elements directly:

               my $newDocRoot = $newDoc->getRoot();

               # create the <? xml ?> header
               my $xmlHeader = $newDocRoot->header('xml');
               # add the version
               $xmlHeader->attribute('version', '1.0');

               my $person = $newDocRoot->createChild('person');

               my $name = $person->createChild('name');

               my $eyes = $person->createChild('eyes');
               $eyes->attribute('color', 'blue');
               $eyes->attribute('number', 2);

               # output the document
               print $newDoc->toString();

       This example would output :

        <?xml version="1.0"?>
         <eyes color="blue" number="2" />


       XML::Mini is a set of Perl classes that allow you to access XML data and create valid XML
       output with a tree-based hierarchy of elements.  The MiniXML API has both Perl and PHP

       It provides an easy, object-oriented interface for manipulating XML documents and their
       elements.  It is currently being used to send requests and understand responses from
       remote servers in Perl or PHP applications.  An XML::Mini based parser is now being tested
       within the RPC::XML framework.

       XML::Mini does not require any external libraries or modules and is pure Perl.  If
       available, XML::Mini will use the Text::Balanced module in order to escape limitations of
       the regex-only approach (eg "cross-nested" tag parsing).

       The module includes a number of variables you may use to tweak XML::Mini's
       behavior.  These include:

       $XML::Mini::AutoEscapeEntities - when greater than 0, the values set for nodes are
       automatically escaped, thus $element->text('4 is > 3') will set the contents of the
       appended node to '4 is &gt; 3'.  Default setting is 1.

       $XML::Mini::IgnoreWhitespaces - when greater than 0, extraneous whitespaces will be
       ignored (maily useful when parsing).  Thus <mytag>       Hello There        </mytag> will
       be parsed as containing a text node with contents 'Hello There' instead of '       Hello
       There        '.  Default setting is 1.

       $XML::Mini::CaseSensitive - when greater than 0, element names are treated as case
       sensitive.  Thus, $element->getElement('subelement') and
       $element->getElement('SubElement') will be equivalent.  Defaults to 0.

Class methods

   escapeEntites TOENCODE
       This method returns ToENCODE with HTML sensitive values (eg '<', '>', '"', etc) HTML

       Logs the message to STDERR

   Error MESSAGE
       Logs MESSAGE and exits the program, calling exit()

       XML::Mini uses deep recursion on big XML docs, this is normal.  But the warnings are a
       pain.  $XML::Mini::IgnoreDeepRecursionWarnings is set to TRUE by default, and
       ignoreDeepRecursionWarning() is called by XML::Mini::Document if it is set.  To bypass
       this behavior,

               use XML::Mini;

               $XML::Mini::IgnoreDeepRecursionWarnings = 0;

               use XML::Mini::Document;

               # ...


       Copyright (C) 2002-2008 Patrick Deegan, Psychogenic Inc.

       Programs that use this code are bound to the terms and conditions of the GNU GPL (see the
       LICENSE file).  If you wish to include these modules in non-GPL code, you need prior
       written authorisation from the authors.

       This library is released under the terms of the GNU GPL version 3, making it available
       only for free programs ("free" here being used in the sense of the GPL, see for more details).  Anyone wishing to use this library within a
       proprietary or otherwise non-GPLed program MUST contact to acquire a
       distinct license for their application.  This approach encourages the use of free software
       while allowing for proprietary solutions that support further development.

           XML::Mini::Element module, part of the XML::Mini XML parser/generator package.
           Copyright (C) 2002-2008 Patrick Deegan
           All rights reserved

           XML::Mini is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
           it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
           the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
           (at your option) any later version.

           XML::Mini is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
           but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
           GNU General Public License for more details.

           You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
           along with XML::Mini.  If not, see <>.


       XML::Mini::Document, XML::Mini::Element