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Re: Re: Re: xml parsers: do I need one?

by idsfa (Vicar)
on Sep 02, 2003 at 19:36 UTC ( #288403=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: xml parsers: do I need one?
in thread xml parsers: do I need one?

{My apologies for not having been logged in earlier when I suggested XSLT}

As you said: "source XML is large" and contains "non-essential information". His example case was "large" (3.3MB) and searching solely for tags of type <message>. That is a very simple XSLT to output as HTML (fragmentary example, please don't carp about the syntax):

<ul> <xsl:for-each select="message"> <li><xsl:value-of select="current()" /></li> </xsl:for-each> </ul>
XSLT can convert XML directly into XML, HTML, or even perl:
@messages = ( <xsl:for-each select="message"> "<xsl:value-of select="current()" />", </xsl:for-each> );

I wouldn't want to comment further without a better understanding of the actual "processing" to be done, but the simple example presented in the question is practically a textbook case for XSLT.

Whatever. Use the tools you like.

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