XML and Perl

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Sams Publishing, 2002 - Computers - 377 pages

If you are a Perl programmer looking to explore Perl's XML capabilities or an XML developer with a basic understanding of Perl, this book will provide you with all the tools required for XML processing with Perl. XML and Perl teaches you to create portable, powerful, and extensible applications when you use XML and Perl together. You'll also learn to customize your XML processing facilities to accomplish unique tasks.

Authors Mark Riehl and Ilya Sterin, who have written Perl XML modules and administer the official Perl XML web site (www.perlxml.net), have filled this book with practical code samples and exercises that will help you test drive your new knowledge. With this book, you'll quickly see the advantages of using XML and Perl together, and you'll be able to perform even complicated tasks more easily with powerful Perl XML modules.

 

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Contents

Now Lets Start Digging
15
Parsing XML Documents
45
TreeBased Parser Modules
113
Generating XML Documents from
151
Generating XML Documents
166
from Databases
173
Transforming Miscellaneous
199
Advanced XML
219
Axkit
265
Perl and XML Web Services
287
Appendices
311
Components of an XML Document
317
Defining the Structure and Content of
324
Additional Sources of XML Information
341
B Perl Essentials
343
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Mark Riehl has several years of experience in software development in a number of operating systems using Perl, XML, and C/C++. Most of his software experience is network related, having recently led teams developing a web-based network planning tool and a modeling and simulation effort that combined both live and virtual components. He works for a small company that provides innovative technical solutions for challenging technical problems. Also, he is a user and faithful supporter of open source software and contributes to the community whenever time permits. He has both BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering.

Ilya Sterinhas extensive professional knowledge and experience in systems and web programming as well as other software development. He has utilized a wide variety of languages and tools along with various database management packages to develop and maintain a variety of applications. He is an active developer/contributor to open source software. He has written four Perl modules: XML:: CSV, XML:: Excel, XML:: SAXDriver:: CSV, and XML:: SAXDriver:: Excel, now available through www.cpan.org (Comprehensive PERL Archive Network) and used worldwide. He is an active participant in PERL DBI and XML mailing lists and is a big contributor to the PERL community.

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