Toby Inkster

NAME

HTML::Microformats::Datatype - representations of literal values

DESCRIPTION

Many places you'd expect a Perl scalar to appear, e.g.:

  $my_hcard->get_fn;

What you actually get returned is an object from one of the Datatype modules. Why? Because using a scalar loses information. For example, most strings have associated language information (from HTML lang and xml:lang attributes). Using an object allows this information to be kept.

The Datatype modules overload stringification, which means that for the most part, you can use them as strings (subjecting them to regular expressions, concatenating them, printing them, etc) and everything will work just fine. But they're not strings.

BUGS

Please report any bugs to http://rt.cpan.org/.

SEE ALSO

HTML::Microformats.

HTML::Microformats::Datatype::DateTime, HTML::Microformats::Datatype::Duration, HTML::Microformats::Datatype::Interval, HTML::Microformats::Datatype::String.

AUTHOR

Toby Inkster <tobyink@cpan.org>.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE

Copyright 2008-2012 Toby Inkster

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THIS PACKAGE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.