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NAME

       Pod::Elemental - work with nestable Pod elements

VERSION

       version 0.102361

SYNOPSIS

         use Pod::Elemental;
         use Pod::Elemental::Transformer::Pod5;

         my $document = Pod::Elemental->read_file('lib/Pod/Elemental.pm');

         Pod::Elemental::Transformer::Pod5->new->transform_node($document);

         print $document->as_debug_string, "\n"; # quick overview of doc structure

         print $document->as_pod_string, "\n";   # reproduce the document in Pod

DESCRIPTION

       Pod::Elemental is a system for treating a Pod (plain old documentation) documents as trees
       of elements.  This model may be familiar from many other document systems, especially the
       HTML DOM.  Pod::Elemental's document object model is much less sophisticated than the HTML
       DOM, but still makes a lot of document transformations easy.

       In general, you'll want to read in a Pod document and then perform a number of prepackaged
       transformations on it.  The most common of these will be the Pod5 transformation, which
       assumes that the basic meaning of Pod commands described in the Perl 5 documentation hold:
       "=begin", "=end", and "=for" commands mark regions of the document, leading whitespace
       marks a verbatim paragraph, and so on.  The Pod5 transformer also eliminates the need to
       track elements representing vertical whitespace.

ATTRIBUTES

   event_reader
       The event reader (by default a new instance of Pod::Eventual::Simple is used to convert
       input into an event stream.  In general, it should provide "read_*" methods that behave
       like Pod::Eventual::Simple.

   objectifier
       The objectifier (by default a new Pod::Elemental::Objectifier) must provide an
       "objectify_events" method that converts Pod events into Pod::Elemental::Element objects.

   document_class
       This is the class for documents created by reading pod.

METHODS

   read_handle
   read_file
   read_string
       These methods read the given input and return a Pod::Elemental::Document.

AUTHOR

       Ricardo SIGNES <rjbs@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

       This software is copyright (c) 2011 by Ricardo SIGNES.

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