HTML::Microformats::Datatype - representations of literal values
Many places you'd expect a Perl scalar to appear, e.g.:
What you actually get returned is an object from one of the Datatype modules. Why? Because using a scalar loses information. For example, most strings have associated language information (from HTML lang and xml:lang attributes). Using an object allows this information to be kept.
The Datatype modules overload stringification, which means that for the most part, you can use them as strings (subjecting them to regular expressions, concatenating them, printing them, etc) and everything will work just fine. But they're not strings.
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Toby Inkster <email@example.com>.
Copyright 2008-2012 Toby Inkster
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