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NAME

       XML::Validate::Base - Abstract base class to be used by XML::Validate modules

SYNOPSIS

         use XML::Validate::Base;

         sub new {
           ... override new ...
         }

         sub validate {
           ... override validate ...
         }

DESCRIPTION

       XML::Validate::Base provides a base class with helpful subs for real XML::Validate
       modules.

METHODS

       new(%options)
           Constructs a new validator. This method must be overridden.

       validate($xml)
           Parses and validates $xml. Returns a true value on success, undef on failure. This
           method must be overridden.

       options
           An accessor for the options hashref.

       set_options($supplied_options,$valid_options)
           Sets the options for the validator. $supplied_options and $valid_options are hash refs
           containing respectively the options supplied to the constructor and the valid options
           for validator along with their default values.

           If the supplied options hash ref contains an option not listed in valid options, this
           sub throws an exception.

       last_error
           Returns the error from the last validate call. This is a hash ref with the following
           fields:

           ·   message

           ·   line

           ·   column

           Note that the error gets cleared at the beginning of each "validate" call.

       add_error($error)
           Stores $error for retrieval by last_error. $error should be a hash ref.

       clear_errors
           Clears any errors held by the validator.

VERSION

       $Revision: 1.9 $ on $Date: 2005/09/06 11:05:08 $ by $Author: johna $

AUTHOR

       Colin Robertson <cpan _at_ bbc _dot_ co _dot_ uk>

COPYRIGHT

       (c) BBC 2005. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the GNU GPL.  See the file COPYING in this distribution, or
       http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt