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       XML-Struct - Represent XML as data structure preserving element order


           use XML::Struct qw(readXML writeXML simpleXML);

           my $xml = readXML( "input.xml" );
           # [ root => { xmlns => '' }, [ '!', [ x => {}, [42] ] ] ]

           my $doc = writeXML( $xml );
           # <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
           # <root xmlns="">!<x>42</x></root>

           my $simple = simpleXML( $xml, root => 'record' );
           # { record => { xmlns => '', x => 42 } }


       XML::Struct implements a mapping between XML and Perl data structures. By default, the
       mapping preserves element order, so it also suits for "document-oriented" XML.  In short,
       an XML element is represented as array reference with three parts:

          [ $name => \%attributes, \@children ]

       This data structure corresponds to the abstract data model of MicroXML
       <>, a simplified subset of XML.

       If your XML documents don't contain relevant attributes, you can also choose to map to
       this format:

          [ $name => \@children ]   # element without attributes
          [ $name ]                 # empty tag without attributes

       Both parsing (with XML::Struct::Reader or function "readXML") and serializing (with
       XML::Struct::Writer or function "writeXML") are fully based on XML::LibXML, so performance
       is better than XML::Simple and similar to XML::LibXML::Simple.


           Parse XML as stream into XML data structures.

           Write XML data structures to XML streams for serializing, SAX processing, or creating
           a DOM object.

           Simplified SAX handler for XML serialization.

           Transform XML data structure into simple form.


       The following functions are exported on request:

   readXML( $source [, %options ] )
       Read an XML document with XML::Struct::Reader. The type of source (string, filename, URL,
       IO Handle...) is detected automatically. See XML::Struct::Reader for options. Options not
       known to XML::Struct::Reader are passed to XML::LibXML::Reader.

   writeXML( $xml [, %options ] )
       Write an XML document/element with XML::Struct::Writer. See XML::Struct::Writer for

   simpleXML( $element [, %options ] )
       Transform an XML document/element into simple key-value format as known from XML::Simple.
       See XML::Struct::Simple for options.

   removeXMLAttr( $element )
       Transform XML structure with attributes to XML structure without attributes.  The function
       does not modify the passed element but creates a modified copy.

       this function is deprecated and will be removed in a future release!


       To give an example, with XML::Struct::Reader, this XML document:

             <bar key="value">

       is transformed to this structure:

             "root", { }, [
               [ "foo", { }, "text" ],
               [ "bar", { key => "value" }, [
                 [ "doz", { }, [ ] ]

       This module also supports a simple key-value (aka "data-oriented") format, as used by
       XML::Simple. With option "simple" (or function "simpleXML") the document given above would
       be transformed to this structure:

               foo => "text",
               bar => {
                   key => "value",
                   doz => {}


       This module was first created to be used in Catmandu::XML and turned out to also become a
       replacement for XML::Simple. See the former for more XML processing.

       XML::Twig is another popular and powerfull module for stream-based processing of XML

       See XML::Smart, XML::Hash::LX, XML::Parser::Style::ETree, XML::Fast, and XML::Structured
       for different representations of XML data as data structures (feel free to implement
       converters from/to XML::Struct).  XML::GenericJSON seems to be an outdated and incomplete
       attempt to capture more parts of XML Infoset in another data structure.

       See JSONx for a kind of reverse direction (JSON in XML).


       This software is copyright (c) 2014 by Jakob Voss.

       This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as
       the Perl 5 programming language system itself.