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       XML::Mini::TreeComponent - Perl implementation of the XML::Mini TreeComponent API.


       Don't use this class - only presents an interface for other derived classes.


       This class is only to be used as a base class for others.

       It presents the minimal interface we can expect from any component in the XML hierarchy.

       All methods of this base class simply return NULL except a little default functionality
       included in the parent() method.

       Warning: This class is not to be instatiated.  Derive and override.

   parent [NEWPARENT]
       The parent() method is used to get/set the element's parent.

       If the NEWPARENT parameter is passed, sets the parent to NEWPARENT (NEWPARENT must be an
       instance of a class derived from XML::MiniTreeComponent)

       Returns a reference to the parent XML::MiniTreeComponent if set, NULL otherwise.

   toString [DEPTH]
       Return a stringified version of the XML representing this component and all sub-components

       Debugging aid, dump returns a nicely formatted dump of the current structure of the
       XML::Mini::TreeComponent-derived object.


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

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