Lightweight regexp-based XML parser
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NAME
    XML::Parser::Lite - Lightweight regexp-based XML parser

SYNOPSIS
      use XML::Parser::Lite;

      $p1 = new XML::Parser::Lite;
      $p1->setHandlers(
        Start => sub { shift; print "start: @_\n" },
        Char => sub { shift; print "char: @_\n" },
        End => sub { shift; print "end: @_\n" },
      );
      $p1->parse('<foo id="me">Hello World!</foo>');

      $p2 = new XML::Parser::Lite
        Handlers => {
          Start => sub { shift; print "start: @_\n" },
          Char => sub { shift; print "char: @_\n" },
          End => sub { shift; print "end: @_\n" },
        }
      ;
      $p2->parse('<foo id="me">Hello <bar>cruel</bar> World!</foo>');

DESCRIPTION
    This Perl implements an XML parser with a interface similar to
    XML::Parser. Though not all callbacks are supported, you should be able
    to use it in the same way you use XML::Parser. Due to using experimental
    regexp features it'll work only on Perl 5.6 and above and may behave
    differently on different platforms.

    Note that you cannot use regular expressions or split in callbacks. This
    is due to a limitation of perl's regular expression implementation
    (which is not re-entrant).

SUBROUTINES/METHODS
  new
    Constructor.

    As (almost) all SOAP::Lite constructors, new() returns the object called
    on when called as object method. This means that the following
    effectively is a no-op if $obj is a object:

     $obj = $obj->new();

    New accepts a single named parameter, "Handlers" with a hash ref as
    value:

     my $parser = XML::Parser::Lite->new(
        Handlers => {
            Start => sub { shift; print "start: @_\n" },
            Char => sub { shift; print "char: @_\n" },
            End => sub { shift; print "end: @_\n" },
        }
     );

    The handlers given will be passed to setHandlers.

  setHandlers
    Sets (or resets) the parsing handlers. Accepts a hash with the handler
    names and handler code references as parameters. Passing "undef" instead
    of a code reference replaces the handler by a no-op.

    The following handlers can be set:

     Init
     Start
     Char
     End
     Final

    All other handlers are ignored.

    Calling setHandlers without parameters resets all handlers to no-ops.

  parse
    Parses the XML given. In contrast to XML::Parser's parse method, parse()
    only parses strings.

Handler methods
  Init
    Called before parsing starts. You should perform any necessary
    initializations in Init.

  Start
    Called at the start of each XML node. See XML::Parser for details.

  Char
    Called for each character sequence. May be called multiple times for the
    characters contained in an XML node (even for every single character).
    Your implementation has to make sure that it captures all characters.

  End
    Called at the end of each XML node. See XML::Parser for details

  Comment
    See XML::Parser for details

  XMLDecl
    See XML::Parser for details

  Doctype
    See XML::Parser for details

  Final
    Called at the end of the parsing process. You should perform any
    necessary cleanup here.

SEE ALSO
     XML::Parser

COPYRIGHT
    Copyright (C) 2000-2007 Paul Kulchenko. All rights reserved.

    Copyright (C) 2008 Martin Kutter. All rights reserved.

    Copyright (C) 2013-2015 Fred Moyer. All rights reserved.

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

    This parser is based on "shallow parser"
    http://www.cs.sfu.ca/~cameron/REX.html Copyright (c) 1998, Robert D.
    Cameron.

AUTHORS
    Paul Kulchenko (paulclinger@yahoo.com)

    Martin Kutter (martin.kutter@fen-net.de)

    Fred Moyer (fred@redhotpenguin.com)

    Additional handlers supplied by Adam Leggett.

CONTRIBUTORS

    David Steinbrunner (dsteinbrunner@pobox.com)

    Neil Bowers (neil@bowers.com)

    Paul Cochrane (paul@liekut.de)