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XML::Elemental::Element(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation XML::Elemental::Element(3)
 

XML::Elemental::Element - a generic element (tag) object.

XML::Elemental::Element is a subclass of XML::Elemental::Node that is used by the Elemental parser to represent a tag.

XML::Elemental::Element->new
Parameterless constructor. Returns an instance of the object.
$element->name([$name])
Returns the tag name as a string in Clarkian notation -- {namespace}tag. See "process_name" in MT::Elemental::Util for a routine that can split this namespace-qualified name into its individual parts. If you are setting the element name it must be in this same notation.
$element->parent([$element])
Returns a the parent element object. If a object parameter is passed the parent is set. The object is assumed to be or have an interface like XML::Elemental::Element.
$element->contents([\@children])
Returns an ordered array reference of direct sibling objects. Returns a reference to an empty array if the element does not have any siblings. If a parameter is passed all the direct siblings are (re)set.
$element->attributes([\%attributes])
Returns a HASH reference of key-value pairs representing the tag's attributes. It returns a reference to an empty hash if the element does not have any attributes. If a parameter is passed all attributes are (re)set. Like the element name, keys must be in Clarkian notation.
$element->text_content
A method that returns the character data of all siblings as a string.
$element->root
Inherited from XML::Elemental::Node, returns the top most object ancestor. Typically this will be a XML::Element::Document object.
$element->ancestors
Inherited from XML::Elemental::Node, returns an ordered array of elements starting with the closest ancestor and ending with the root.
$element->in_element($element)
Inherited from XML::Elemental::Node, this method will test if the required XML::Elemental::Element parameter is an ancestor of the current object and return a boolean value.

Please see the XML::Elemental manpage for author, copyright, and license information.

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