CSS::Tiny - Read/Write .css files with as little code as possible

        # In your .css file
        H1 { color: blue }
        H2 { color: red; font-family: Arial }
        .this, .that { color: yellow }
        # In your program
        use CSS::Tiny;

        # Create a css stylesheet
        my $CSS = CSS::Tiny->new();

        # Open a css stylesheet
        $CSS = CSS::Tiny->read( 'style.css' );

        # Reading properties
        my $header_color = $CSS->{H1}->{color};
        my $header2_hashref = $CSS->{H2};
        my $this_color = $CSS->{'.this'}->{color};
        my $that_color = $CSS->{'.that'}->{color};

        # Changing styles and properties
        $CSS->{'.newstyle'} = { color => '#FFFFFF' }; # Add a style
        $CSS->{H1}->{color} = 'black';                # Change a property
        delete $CSS->{H2};                            # Delete a style

        # Save a css stylesheet
        $CSS->write( 'style.css' );

    CSS::Tiny is a perl class to read and write .css stylesheets with as
    little code as possible, reducing load time and memory overhead.
    requires about 2.6 meg or ram to load, which is a large amount of
    overhead if you only want to do trivial things. Memory usage is normally
    scoffed at in Perl, but in my opinion should be at least kept in mind.

    This module is primarily for reading and writing simple files, and
    anything we write shouldn't need to have documentation/comments. If you
    need something with more power, move up to

  CSS Feature Support
    CSS::Tiny supports grouped styles of the form "this, that { color: blue
    }" in reads correctly, ungrouping them into the hash structure. However,
    it will not restore the grouping should you write the file back out. In
    this case, an entry in the original file of the form

    "H1, H2 { color: blue }"

    would become

    "H1 { color: blue } H2 { color: blue }"

    CSS::Tiny handles nested styles of the form "P EM { color: red }" in
    reads and writes correctly, making the property available in the form

    "$CSS-"{'P EM'}->{color}>

    CSS::Tiny ignores comments of the form "/* comment */" on read, however
    these comments will not be written back out to the file.

    Files are written in a highly human readable form, as follows

        H1 {
            color: blue;
        .this {
            color: red;
            font-size: 10px;
        P EM {
            color: yellow;

    The constructor "new()" creates and returns an empty CSS::Tiny object.

  read( $filename )
    The "read()" constructor reads a css stylesheet, and returns a new
    CSS::Tiny object containing the properties in the file. Returns the
    object on success. Returns "undef" on error.

  read_string( $string )
    The "read_string()" constructor reads a css stylesheet from a string.
    Returns the object on success, and "undef" on error.

    The "write( $filename )" generates the stylesheet for the properties,
    and writes it to disk. Returns true on success. Returns "undef" on

    Generates the stylesheet for the object and returns it as a string.

    When an error occurs, you can retrieve the error message either from the
    $CSS::Tiny::errstr variable, or using the "errstr()" method.

    Contact the author

            Adam Kennedy ( maintainer )


    Copyright (c) 2002 Adam Kennedy. All rights reserved. This program is
    free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
    terms as Perl itself.

    The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included
    with this module.