XML::OPML::SimpleGen(3) create OPML using XML::Simple


version 0.07


require XML::OPML::SimpleGen;
my $opml = new XML::OPML::SimpleGen();
title => 'FIFFS Subscriptions',
group => 'news', # groups will be auto generated
text => 'some feed',
xmlUrl => 'http://www.somepage.org/feed.xml',
# insert_outline and add_outline are the same
$opml->add_group( text => 'myGroup' ); # explicitly create groups

print $opml->to_string;
$opml->xml_options( $hashref ); # XML::Simple compatible options
# See XML::OPML's synopsis for more knowledge


XML::OPML::SimpleGen lets you simply generate OPML documents without having too much to worry about. It is a drop-in replacement for XML::OPML in regards of generation. As this module uses XML::Simple it is rather generous in regards of attribute or element names.


XML::OPML::SimpleGen - create OPML using XML::Simple


new( key => value )
Creates a new XML::OPML::SimpleGen instance. All key values will be used as attributes for the <atom> element. The only thing you might want to use here is the version => '1.1', which is default anyway.
head( key => value )
XML::OPML compatible head method to change header values.
id ( )
Returns (and increments) a counter.
add_group ( text => 'name' )
Method to explicitly create a group which can hold multiple outline elements.
insert_outline ( key => value )
XML::OPML compatible method to add an outline element. See XML::OPML for details. The group key is used to put elements in a certain group. Non existent groups will be created automagically.
add_outline ( key => value )
Alias to insert_outline for XML::OPML compatibility.
Returns the given OPML XML data as a string
save ( $filename )
Saves the OPML data to a file


xml_options ( $hashref )
$hashref may contain any XML::Simple options.
outline ( $hashref )
The outline method defines the 'template' for any new outline element. You can preset key value pairs here to be used in all outline elements that will be generated by XML::OPML::SimpleGen.
group ( $hashref )
This method is similar to outline, it defines the template for a grouping outline element.


Stephen Cardie "<[email protected]>"


KAPPA "<[email protected]>" contributed a patch to close RT51000 <https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=51000>
[email protected] contributed a patch to close RT77725 <https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=77725>


  The git repository for this module is at


Please report any bugs or feature requests to "[email protected]", or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=XML-OPML-SimleGen <http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=XML-OPML-SimleGen>. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


Marcus Theisen <[email protected]>


This software is copyright (c) 2013 by Marcus Thiesen.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.