Robert Hanson

NAME

XML::RAX - Record-oriented API for XML

SYNOPSIS

use XML::RAX; my $R = new XML::RAX();

# open from XML data $R->open( '<Table><Record><ID>1</ID><Phone>555-5555</Phone></Record></Table>' ); $R->setRecord('Record');

# open XML from file $R->openfile( 'test.xml' ); $R->setRecord('Record');

# iterate through recordset my $rec = $R->readRecord(); while ( $rec ) { print "Phone = ".$rec->getField('Phone')."\n"; $rec = $R->readRecord(); }

DESCRIPTION

This interface allows you to access an XML document as you would a database recordset. In instances where the XML document fits a record/field type format, using the RAX interface will usually be simpler than using DOM or SAX to access the data.

XML::RAX requires XML::Parser.

See Sean McGrath's article on RAX for an good overview of RAX: http://www.xml.com/pub/2000/04/26/rax/index.html

AUTHOR

Robert Hanson

CREDITS

The RAX API was created by Sean McGrath and first introduced in his article on XML.com.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2000 Robert Hanson. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.