Bio::Variation::IO::xml(3) XML sequence variation input/output stream


Do not use this module directly. Use it via the Bio::Variation::IO class.


This object can transform Bio::Variation::SeqDiff objects to and from XML file databases.

The XML format, although consistent, is still evolving. The current DTD for it is at <>.


To use this code you need the module XML::Twig which creates an interface to XML::Parser to read XML and modules XML::Writer and IO::String to write XML out.


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The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal methods are usually preceded with a _


 Title   : next
 Usage   : $haplo = $stream->next()
 Function: returns the next seqDiff in the stream
 Returns : Bio::Variation::SeqDiff object
 Args    : NONE


 Title   : write
 Usage   : $stream->write(@haplos)
 Function: writes the $seqDiff objects into the stream
 Returns : 1 for success and 0 for error
 Args    : Bio::Variation::SeqDiff object