Bio::Phylo::NeXML::Entities - Functions for dealing with XML entities
This package provides subroutines for dealing with characters that need to be encoded as XML entities, and decoded in other formats. For example:
& needs to be encoded as
& in XML. The subroutines have the same signatures and the same names as those in the commonly-used module HTML::Entities. They are re-implemented here to avoid introducing dependencies.
The following subroutines are utility functions that can be imported using:
use Bio::Phylo::NeXML::Entities '/entities/';
Encodes problematic characters as XML entities
Type : Utility function Title : encode_entities Usage : my $encoded = encode_entities('string with & or >','>&') Function: Encodes entities in first argument string Returns : Modified string Args : Required, first argument: a string to encode Optional, second argument: a string that specifies which characters to encode
Decodes XML entities into the characters they code for
Type : Utility function Title : decode_entities Usage : my $decoded = decode_entities('string with & or >') Function: decodes encoded entities in argument string(s) Returns : Array of decoded strings Args : One or more encoded strings
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If you use Bio::Phylo in published research, please cite it:
Rutger A Vos, Jason Caravas, Klaas Hartmann, Mark A Jensen and Chase Miller, 2011. Bio::Phylo - phyloinformatic analysis using Perl. BMC Bioinformatics 12:63. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2105-12-63