PPM::XML::Element - Base element class for XML elements
use PPM::XML::Element; @ISA = qw( PPM::XML::Element );
Base element class for XML elements. To be derived from to create your own elements for use with the XML::Parser module. Supports output of empty elements using <.... />.
It is recommended that you use a version of the XML::Parser module which includes support for Styles; by deriving your own elements from PPM::XML::Element and using the 'Objects' style it becomes much easier to create your own parser.
Adds character data to the end of the element. The element created is placed within the same package space as the element it was created under (e.g. adding text to a XML::Foobar::Stuff element would put the character data into an XML::Foobar::Characters element). If successful, this method returns a reference to the newly created element.
Returns a string value containing the entire XML document from this element on down.
Returns a string value containing the entire content of this XML element. Note that this is quite similar to the
as_text() method except that it does not include any information about this element in particular.
Recursively outputs the structure of the XML document from this element on down.
Adds the child element to the list of children for this element. Note that the element given must be a reference to an object derived from
Removes the given child element from the list of children for this element. This method returns non-zero if it is able to locate and remove the child element, returning zero if it is unable to do so.
PPM::XML::Element module has no provisions for outputting processor directives or external entities. It only outputs child elements and any character data which the elements may contain.
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