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Real World XML by Steven Holzner

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XML and Perl

The Practical Extraction and Reporting Language (PERL), has long been a mainstay of server-side programming and a foundation of Common Gateway Interface (CGI) programming. Perl has been getting into XML in a big way, and one could easily write a book on the subject.

Perl modules are distributed at the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN) site, www.cpan.org, and plenty of them deal with XML (I counted 156). You can find a selection of Perl XML modules, along with their descriptions as given on the CPAN site, in Table 20-2.

Table 20-2. XML Modules in Perl with CPAN descriptions
Module Description
Apache::AxKit::XMLFinder Detects XML files
Apache::MimeXML mod_perl mime encoding sniffer for XML files
Apache::MimeXML mod_perl mime ...

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