=head1 NAME

  XML::GDOME - Interface to Level 2 DOM gdome2 library

=head1 SYNOPSIS

  use XML::GDOME;

  my $doc = XML::GDOME->createDocFromURI("foo.xml", GDOME_LOAD_VALIDATING | GDOME_LOAD_SUBSTITUTE_ENTITIES);
  my $root = $doc->documentElement;
  my $el = $doc->createElement("RELEASE");
  my $txtnode = $doc->createTextNode("0.6.x");
  my @nodes = $doc->findnodes("//*");
  $el->appendChild($txtnode);
  $root->appendChild($el);
  my $str = $doc->toString;

=head1 DESCRIPTION

XML::GDOME is a perl module that provides the DOM Level 2 Core API
for accessing XML documents.

It uses a XS wrapper around the gdome2 library, located
at http://phd.cs.unibo.it/gdome2/

=head1 CLASS METHODS

=over 4

=item $doc = XML::GDOME->createDocFromString( $str, $mode );

Loads document from a string.

$mode is the bitwise or of GDOME_LOAD_PARSING, GDOME_LOAD_VALIDATING,
GDOME_LOAD_RECOVERING, and GDOME_LOAD_SUBSTITUTE_ENTITIES.

=item $doc = XML::GDOME->createDocFromURI( $uri, $mode );

Loads document from an xml file on the local filename or from
a remote URL.

=item $doc = XML::GDOME->createDocument( $nsURI, $name, $dtd );

Creates a new xml document.  It will be in the $nsURI namespace, if
$nsURI is defined, and its document element will have the name $name.

$dtd is optional, and should be a XML::GDOME::DocumentType object, or
C<undef>.

=item $dtd = XML::GDOME->createDocumentType( $name, $publicId, $systemId );

Creates a XML::GDOME::DocumentType object.

=item $bool = XML::GDOME->hasFeature($feature, $version);

Tests whether the DOM implementation implements a specific feature.

=back

=head1 AUTHOR

T.J. Mather, E<lt>tjmather@tjmather.comE<gt>

XML::GDOME is based on XML::LibXML.
Matt Sergeant and Christian Glahn were the authors of XML::LibXML.

=head1 CREDITS

Bug fixes and feature enhancements generously provided by:

  Richard Titmuss
  Martin Oldfield

Thanks!

=head1 COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2001, 2002 T.J. Mather.
Copyright 2001, AxKit.com Ltd. All rights reserved. 
XML::GDOME is free software;
you may redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. 

=head1 SEE ALSO

L<XML::GDOME::Attr>, L<XML::GDOME::CDATASection>, L<XML::GDOME::CharacterData>,
L<XML::GDOME::Comment>, L<XML::GDOME::DocumentFragment>,
L<XML::GDOME::Document>, L<XML::GDOME::DocumentType>, L<XML::GDOME::Element>,
L<XML::GDOME::Entity>, L<XML::GDOME::EntityReference>,
L<XML::GDOME::NamedNodeMap>, L<XML::GDOME::NodeList>, L<XML::GDOME::Node>,
L<XML::GDOME::Notation>, L<XML::GDOME::ProcessingInstruction>,
L<XML::GDOME::Text>

L<XML::GDOME::XPath::Evaluator>, L<XML::GDOME::XPath::Namespace>,
L<XML::GDOME::XPath::NSResolver>, L<XML::GDOME::XPath::Result>,
L<XML::GDOME::XPath::SetIterator>

L<XML::GDOME::SAX::Builder>, L<XML::GDOME::SAX::Generator>,
L<XML::GDOME::SAX::Parser>

L<XML::GDOME::XSLT>

L<XML::DOM>, L<XML::LibXML>

=cut