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Pod::Simple::DumpAsXML(3perl) Perl Programmers Reference Guide Pod::Simple::DumpAsXML(3perl)


Pod::Simple::DumpAsXML -- turn Pod into XML


  perl -MPod::Simple::DumpAsXML -e \
   "exit Pod::Simple::DumpAsXML->filter(shift)->any_errata_seen" \


Pod::Simple::DumpAsXML is a subclass of Pod::Simple that parses Pod and turns it into indented and wrapped XML. This class is of interest to people writing Pod formatters based on Pod::Simple.

Pod::Simple::DumpAsXML inherits methods from Pod::Simple.


Pod::Simple::XMLOutStream is rather like this class. Pod::Simple::XMLOutStream's output is space-padded in a way that's better for sending to an XML processor (that is, it has no ignorable whitespace). But Pod::Simple::DumpAsXML's output is much more human-readable, being (more-or-less) one token per line, with line-wrapping.

Pod::Simple::DumpAsText is rather like this class, except that it doesn't dump with XML syntax. Try them and see which one you like best!

Pod::Simple, Pod::Simple::DumpAsXML

The older libraries Pod::PXML, Pod::XML, Pod::SAX


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This module is managed in an open GitHub repository, <>. Feel free to fork and contribute, or to clone <git://> and send patches!

Patches against Pod::Simple are welcome. Please send bug reports to <>.


Copyright (c) 2002 Sean M. Burke.

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

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


Pod::Simple was created by Sean M. Burke <>. But don't bother him, he's retired.

Pod::Simple is maintained by:

  • Allison Randal ""
  • Hans Dieter Pearcey ""
  • David E. Wheeler ""
2021-09-24 perl v5.32.1