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XML::NamespaceFactory - Simple factory objects for SAX namespaced names


  use XML::NamespaceFactory;
  my $FOO = XML::NamespaceFactory->new('');
  print $FOO->title;            # {}title
  print $FOO->{'bar.baz-toto'}; # {}bar.baz-toto


A number of accessors for namespaces in SAX use the JClark notation, {namespace}local-name. Those are a bit painful to type repeatedly, and somewhat error-prone as hash keys. This module makes life easier.


Simply create a new XML::NamespaceFactory object with the namespace you wish to use as its single parameter. If you wish to use the empty namespace, simply pass in an empty string (but undef will not do).

Then, when you want to get a JClark name, call a method on that object the name of which is the local name you wish to have. It'll return the JClark notation for that local name in your namespace.

Unfortunately, some local names legal in XML are not legal in Perl. To circumvent this, you can use the hash notation in which you access a key on the object the name of which is the local name you wish to have. This will work just as the method call name but will accept more characters. Note that it does not check that the name you ask for is a valid XML name. This form is more general but slower.

If this is not clear, hopefully the SYNOPSIS should help :)


Chris Prather <>


Robin Berjon based on a suggestion by Ken MacLeod.


Copyright 2003-2010 by Robin Berjon

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

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