XML::Grove::Path - return the object at a path
use XML::Grove::Path; # Using at_path method on XML::Grove::Document or XML::Grove::Element: $xml_obj = $grove_object->at_path("/some/path"); # Using an XML::Grove::Path instance: $pather = XML::Grove::Path->new(); $xml_obj = $pather->at_path($grove_object);
XML::Grove::Path returns XML objects located at paths. Paths are strings of element names or XML object types seperated by slash ("/") characters. Paths must always start at the grove object passed to `
XML::Grove::Path is not XPath, but it should become obsolete when an XPath implementation is available.
Paths are like URLs
The path segments can be element names or object types, the objects types are named using:
#element #pi #comment #text #cdata #any
#any' object type matches any type of object, it is essentially an index into the contents of the parent object.
#text' object type treats text objects as if they are not normalized. Two consecutive text objects are seperate text objects.
Ken MacLeod, email@example.com
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