internal representation of a node
The Node API aims to emulate DOM to some extent, however the API
isn't quite compatible with DOM. This is to ease transition from
XML::DOM programming to XML::XPath. Compatibility with DOM may
arise once XML::DOM gets namespace support.
Creates a new node. See the sub-classes for parameters to pass to new().
Returns one of ELEMENT_NODE, TEXT_NODE, COMMENT_NODE, ATTRIBUTE_NODE,
PROCESSING_INSTRUCTION_NODE or NAMESPACE_NODE. UNKNOWN_NODE is returned
if the sub-class doesn't implement getNodeType - but that means
something is broken! The constants are exported by default from
XML::XPath::Node. The constants have the same numeric value as the
Returns the parent of this node, or undef if this is the root node. Note
that the root node is the root node in terms of XPath - not the root
to_sax ( $handler | %handlers )
Generates sax calls to the handler or handlers. See the PerlSAX docs for
details (not yet implemented correctly).
See the sub-classes for the meaning of the rest of the API: