XML::WBXML - Convert between XML and WBXML using libwbxml2
use XML::WBXML; $wbxml = XML::WBXML::xml_to_wbxml($xml); $xml = XML::WBXML::wbxml_to_xml($wbxml);
This module is a wrapper around Aymerick Jehanne's libwbxml (or perhaps libwbxml2, I am not sure what the distinction is) library for handling Wireless Binary XML. You must install libwbxml2 prior to installing this module. The library can be found at http://libwbxml.aymerick.com/ (libwbxml2 itself requires the expat library to be installed.)
The module defines two functions:
None by default.
Given a string containing an XML document, converts it to WBXML (version 1.2). Returns undef on errors.
(As far as I can tell, the only distinction between version 1.2 and version 1.3 of WBXML is the first byte --
0x03 in 1.3 and
0x02 in 1.2.)
Given a string containing a WBXML document, converts it to XML (without extra whitespace). Returns undef on errors.
Francois Perrad wrote two pure-Perl modules for dealing with WBXML: WAP::SAXDriver::wbxml for parsing WBXML using a SAX approach and WAP::wbxml for writing it. While they have their advantages, I did not find that their output was as nice as libwbxml2's, and they don't provide a simple conversion interface.
I also wrote XML::WBXML::SyncML which wrapped Perrad's modules to provide a simple conversion interface (which was limited only to SyncML documents); however, I would highly recommend XML::WBXML over it, since it is both more correct and more general. (In fact, I withdrew XML::WBXML::SyncML from the CPAN within 24 hours of uploading it (since I may want to use the name for a subclass of this module someday) -- if you really think you'll find it useful you'll need to download it from the BACKPAN.)
No bugs have been reported.
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