XML::Filter::DetectWS version 0.01 ================================== DESCRIPTION This a PerlSAX filter that detects which character data contains ignorable whitespace and optionally filters it. Note that this is just a first stab at the implementation and it may change completely in the near future. Please provide feedback whether you like it or not, so I know whether I should change it. The XML spec defines ignorable whitespace as the character data found in elements that were defined in an <!ELEMENT> declaration with a model of 'EMPTY' or 'Children' (Children is the rule that does not contain '#PCDATA'.) In addition, XML::Filter::DetectWS allows the user to define other whitespace to be ignorable. The ignorable whitespace is passed to the PerlSAX Handler with the ignorable_whitespace handler, provided that the Handler implements this method. (Otherwise it is passed to the characters handler.) If the SkipIgnorableWS is set, the ignorable whitespace is simply discarded. XML::Filter::DetectWS also takes xml:space attributes into account. See below for details. CDATA sections are passed in the standard PerlSAX way (i.e. with surrounding start_cdata and end_cdata events), unless the Handler does not implement these methods. In that case, the CDATA section is simply passed to the characters method. INSTALLATION To install this module type the following: perl Makefile.PL make make test make install COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE Copyright (c) 1999,2000 Enno Derksen All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.