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Bug#631561: ITP: libxml-easy-perl -- XML processing with a clean interface

Package: wnpp
Owner: Fabrizio Regalli <fabreg@fabreg.it>
Severity: wishlist
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* Package name    : libxml-easy-perl
  Version         : 0.008
  Upstream Author : Andrew Main (Zefram) <zefram@fysh.org>
* URL             : http://search.cpan.org/dist/XML-Easy/
* License         : Artistic or GPL-1+
  Programming Lang: Perl
  Description     : XML processing with a clean interface

XML::Easy is a collection of modules relating to the processing,
and serialisation of XML data.  It is oriented towards the use of XML
to represent data for interchange purposes, rather than the use of XML
as markup of principally textual data.  It does not perform any schema
processing, and does not interpret DTDs or any other kind of schema.
It adheres strictly to the XML specification, in all its awkward
except for the aforementioned DTDs.

XML::Easy strictly separates the in-program manipulation of XML data
from the processing of the textual form of XML.  This shields the
XML user from the inconvenient and obscure aspects of XML syntax.
XML data nodes are mainly processed in a clean functional style, using
the XML::Easy::NodeBasics module.  In the (very likely) event that an
application requires some more purpose-specific XML data processing
facilities, they are readily built on top of XML::Easy::NodeBasics,
retaining the abstraction from textual XML.

When XML must be handled in textual form, for input and output, the
XML::Easy::Text module supplies a parser and a serialiser.  The
interfaces here, too, are functional in nature.

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