Eric Wilhelm
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NAME

Shebangml/Syntax.pod - about the #!ml syntax

Basics

Shebangml is a human-writable syntax for xml. Unlike YAML, HAML, and various other shorthands, it directly expresses the xml structure (nodes have attributes and/or content),

  node{The content goes here}

  node[with="just attributes"]

  node[with=attribute]{and content!}

The syntax is just that, and not much more.

Shortcuts

As you may have noticed, attributes do not need to be quoted if they have no spaces or special characters.

Entities

  '\n;' => '<br/>'

Attributes

These commonly used attributes may be shortened as long as the value is a simple string and all shortcuts occur before any full attributes.

  '=foo' => 'id="foo"'
  ':foo' => 'name="foo"'
  '@foo' => 'class="foo"'

Verbatim Quoting

The content of an element surrounded with {{{ and }}} will be passed through without parsing. This can be done on a single line or as start/end tokens for a multiline block.

  whatever{{{ no parsing in{here} at all }}}

  whatever{{{
    Or some multiline thing, but you have to stop this section at the
    beginning of the line.
  }}}