XML::PatAct::MatchName

Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3)
Updated: 2003-10-21
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NAME

XML::PatAct::MatchName - A pattern module for matching element names  

SYNOPSIS

 use XML::PatAct::MatchName;

 my $matcher = XML::PatAct::MatchName->new();

 my $patterns = [ 'foo' => ACTION,
                  'bar/foo' => ACTION,
                  ... ];

 

DESCRIPTION

XML::PatAct::MatchName is a pattern module for use with PatAct drivers for applying pattern-action lists to XML parses or trees. XML::PatAct::MatchName is a simple pattern module that uses just element names to match on. If multiple names are supplied seperated by `"/"' characters, then all of the parent element names must match as well.

The order of patterns in the list is not significant. XML::PatAct::MatchName will use the most specific match. Using the synopsis above as an example, if you have an element `"foo"', `"bar/foo"' will match if `"foo"' is in an element `"bar"', otherwise just the pattern with `"foo"' will match.  

AUTHOR

Ken MacLeod, ken@bitsko.slc.ut.us  

SEE ALSO

perl(1)

``Using PatAct Modules'' and ``Creating PatAct Modules'' in libxml-perl.


 

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