[%# # IMPORTANT NOTE # This documentation is generated automatically from source # templates. Any changes you make here may be lost. # # The 'docsrc' documentation source bundle is available for download # from http://www.template-toolkit.org/docs.html and contains all # the source templates, XML files, scripts, etc., from which the # documentation for the Template Toolkit is built. -%] [% META book = 'Modules' page = 'Plugin_XML_XPath' %] [% WRAPPER toc; PROCESS tocitem title ="SYNOPSIS" subs = []; PROCESS tocitem title ="PRE-REQUISITES" subs = []; PROCESS tocitem title ="DESCRIPTION" subs = []; PROCESS tocitem title ="AUTHORS" subs = []; PROCESS tocitem title ="VERSION" subs = []; PROCESS tocitem title ="COPYRIGHT" subs = []; PROCESS tocitem title ="SEE ALSO" subs = []; END %] [% WRAPPER section title="SYNOPSIS" -%]
    # load plugin and specify XML file to parse
    [% tt_start_tag %] USE xpath = XML.XPath(xmlfile) [% tt_end_tag %]
    [% tt_start_tag %] USE xpath = XML.XPath(file => xmlfile) [% tt_end_tag %]
    [% tt_start_tag %] USE xpath = XML.XPath(filename => xmlfile) [% tt_end_tag %]
    # load plugin and specify XML text to parse
    [% tt_start_tag %] USE xpath = XML.XPath(xmltext) [% tt_end_tag %]
    [% tt_start_tag %] USE xpath = XML.XPath(xml => xmltext) [% tt_end_tag %]
    [% tt_start_tag %] USE xpath = XML.XPath(text => xmltext) [% tt_end_tag %]
    # then call any XPath methods (see XML::XPath docs)
    [% tt_start_tag %] FOREACH page = xpath.findnodes('/html/body/page') [% tt_end_tag %]
       [% tt_start_tag %] page.getAttribute('title') [% tt_end_tag %]
    [% tt_start_tag %] END [% tt_end_tag %]
    # define VIEW to present node(s)
    [% tt_start_tag %] VIEW repview notfound='xmlstring' [% tt_end_tag %]
       # handler block for a <report>...</report> element
       [% tt_start_tag %] BLOCK report [% tt_end_tag %]
          [% tt_start_tag %] item.content(view) [% tt_end_tag %]
       [% tt_start_tag %] END [% tt_end_tag %]
       # handler block for a <section title="...">...</section> element
       [% tt_start_tag %] BLOCK section [% tt_end_tag %]
       <h1>[% tt_start_tag %] item.getAttribute('title') | html [% tt_end_tag %]</h1>
       [% tt_start_tag %] item.content(view) [% tt_end_tag %]
       [% tt_start_tag %] END [% tt_end_tag %]
       # default template block passes tags through and renders
       # out the children recursivly
       [% tt_start_tag %] BLOCK xmlstring; 
          item.starttag; item.content(view); item.endtag;
       END [% tt_end_tag %]
       
       # block to generate simple text
       [% tt_start_tag %] BLOCK text; item | html; END [% tt_end_tag %]
    [% tt_start_tag %] END [% tt_end_tag %]
    # now present node (and children) via view
    [% tt_start_tag %] repview.print(page) [% tt_end_tag %]
    # or print node content via view
    [% tt_start_tag %] page.content(repview) [% tt_end_tag %]
[%- END %] [% WRAPPER section title="PRE-REQUISITES" -%]

This plugin requires that the XML::Parser and XML::XPath modules be installed. These are available from CPAN:

    http://www.cpan.org/modules/by-module/XML
[%- END %] [% WRAPPER section title="DESCRIPTION" -%]

This is a Template Toolkit plugin interfacing to the XML::XPath module.

All methods implemented by the XML::XPath modules are available. In addition, the XML::XPath::Node::Element module implements present($view) and content($view) methods method for seamless integration with Template Toolkit VIEWs. The XML::XPath::Node::Text module is also adorned with a present($view) method which presents itself via the view using the 'text' template.

To aid the reconstruction of XML, methods starttag and endtag are added to XML::XPath::Node::Element which return the start and end tag for that element. This means that you can easily do:

  [% tt_start_tag %] item.starttag [% tt_end_tag %][% tt_start_tag %] item.content(view) [% tt_end_tag %][% tt_start_tag %] item.endtag [% tt_end_tag %]

To render out the start tag, followed by the content rendered in the view "view", followed by the end tag.

[%- END %] [% WRAPPER section title="AUTHORS" -%]

This plugin module was written by Andy Wardley <abw@wardley.org>.

The XML::XPath module is by Matt Sergeant <matt@sergeant.org>.

[%- END %] [% WRAPPER section title="VERSION" -%]

2.70, distributed as part of the Template Toolkit version 2.14, released on 04 October 2004.

[%- END %] [% WRAPPER section title="COPYRIGHT" -%]
  Copyright (C) 1996-2004 Andy Wardley.  All Rights Reserved.
  Copyright (C) 1998-2002 Canon Research Centre Europe Ltd.

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

[%- END %] [% WRAPPER section title="SEE ALSO" -%]

[% ttlink('Template::Plugin', 'Template::Plugin') -%], [% ttlink('XML::XPath', 'XML::XPath') -%], [% ttlink('XML::Parser', 'XML::Parser') -%]

[%- END %]