[Purdue-pm] XML + Perl
bradley.d.andersen at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 08:32:56 PST 2012
Here's the background:
Some guy who used to work where I work executed some queries and for
some reason dumped the results to XML. Now the DB is not accessible
and Some guy is not accessible, and the task for me is to try and get
the data back from this XML.
It's convoluted and should not have occurred in the first place :(
On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 11:29 AM, Dave Jacoby <jacoby at purdue.edu> wrote:
> On 2/2/2012 11:15 AM, Bradley Andersen wrote:
>> But every one of them simply dies on first
>> invalid element, per the XML standard.
> There's a hole in the XML protocol where all the time goes
> Jon Postel died for nothing, I suppose.
> My first step would be to figure out the nature of these errors, to see if
> there's error classes that can be found and mass-fixed.
> What generated this huge mass of XML? I would hope that an XML generator
> would not spit out something that an XML parser could not accept.
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