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1.5. Keep in Mind...

In many cases, you'll find that the XML modules on CPAN satisfy 90 percent of your needs. Of course, that final 10 percent is the difference between being an essential member of your company's staff and ending up slated for the next round of layoffs. We're going to give you your money's worth out of this book by showing you in gruesome detail how XML processing in Perl works at the lowest levels (relative to any other kind of specialized text munging you may perform with Perl). To start, let's go over some basic truths:

Most of the XML hacking you'll accomplish will capitalize on this document/application duality. In most cases, your software will consist of parts that cover all three of these facts:

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