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I need a script that will close specific tags in an xml script.


I had a script which is below that kind of works but it skips every second tag. I'm not sure why.


#! /usr/local/bin/perl -w

while (<>) {
   if((/<([^>]*)>/) && (!$inTag)) {
       $inTag = 1;
       $startTag = $1;
   }
   elsif(/<([^>]*)>/) {
       print "</$startTag>\n";
       $inTag = 0;
   }
   print;
}





The xml file looks like this:

<hockey>

The Toronto Maple leafs scored 3-0 in their final game to win the series.

How will Toronto do in the next round?

Any comments are welcome.

<baseball>
</baseball>





Should look like this:

<hockey>

The Toronto Maple leafs scored 3-0 in their final game to win the series.

How will Toronto do in the next round?

Any comments are welcome.
</hockey>

<baseball>
</baseball>  
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while( <> ){
    if( /<\/\Q$startTag\E>/i ){
        $startTag = '';
    }elsif( /<([^\/>][^>]*)>/ ){
        print "<\/$startTag>\n\n" if $startTag;
        $startTag = $1;
    }
    print;
}
print "<\/$startTag>\n\n" if $startTag;

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