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You need to force a reference, otherwise XML::Simple folds simple elements into attributes

by inq123 (Sexton)
on Mar 21, 2005 at 23:40 UTC ( [id://441341] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to XML::Simple "transforming data"

The solution is actually just posted above - use ForceArray => 1 when you do XMLin(); The mechanism is as my title suggested: as long as you force a reference out of the value, that value will be treated as element instead of attribute when XMLout writes it out.

Here's the set of options that I found the best (for my usage, and probably for general usage) for XML::Simple:

my $obj = XMLin($filename, ForceArray => 1, ForceContent => 1, KeepRoo +t => 1, ContentKey => '_c', KeyAttr => []); open(OUT, ">$filename-1"); print OUT XMLout($obj, KeepRoot => 1, ContentKey => '_c', KeyAttr => [ +]);
Hope it helps.