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XML::DOM::XPath - Perl extension to add XPath support to XML::DOM, using XML::XPath engine
use XML::DOM::XPath; my $parser= XML::DOM::Parser->new(); my $doc = $parser->parsefile ("file.xml"); # print all HREF attributes of all CODEBASE elements # compare with the XML::DOM version to see how much easier it is to use my @nodes = $doc->findnodes( '//CODEBASE[@HREF]/@HREF'); print $_->getValue, "\n" foreach (@nodes);
XML::DOM::XPath allows you to use XML::XPath methods to query a DOM. This is often much easier than relying only on getElementsByTagName.
It lets you use all of the XML::DOM methods.
Those methods can be applied to a whole dom object or to a node.
return a list of nodes found by $path.
return the nodes found reproduced as XML. The result is not guaranteed to be valid XML though.
return the concatenation of the text content of the result nodes
return true if the given path exists.
return true if the node matches the path.
Michel Rodriguez, email@example.com
Copyright 2003 by Michel Rodriguez
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.