XML::XPath::XMLParser is the default XML parsing class that produces a node tree.
my $parser = XML::XPath::XMLParser->new(
filename => $self->get_filename,
xml => $self->get_xml,
ioref => $self->get_ioref,
parser => $self->get_parser,
my $root_node = $parser->parse;
This module generates a node tree for use as the context node for XPath processing. It aims to be a quick parser, nothing fancy, and yet has to store more information than most parsers. To achieve this I've used array refs everywhere - no hashes. I don't have any performance figures for the speedups achieved, so I make no appologies for anyone not used to using arrays instead of hashes. I think they make good sense here where we know the attributes of each type of node.