Pod::Simple is a very rigourous Pod parser and it provides several different styles of interface such as event/method driven or pull parser.
I used Pod::Simple to create Pod::Simple::Wiki. It was very easy to subclass into something useful with very little coding.
(There is a tutorial on sub-classing in Pod::Simple::Subclassing).
It can be a little tricky to debug and the internals are best avoided but thankfully that isn't something that is required very often.
An excellent framework for pod2whatever converters.
[In reply to BKB's review]
"The HTML created by the module is incredibly ugly".
It *is* a little unadorned but Pod::Simple is mainly intended as a framework for Pod converters rather than as a definitive pod2html converter. The actual appearance of the Html output can be modified by adding a css stylesheet, (example below).
In your review of Pod::HtmlEasy you said:
"The HTML output looks like CPAN's which is a big benefit compared to the ugly one produced by POD::Simple::HTML".
The search.cpan.org output is actually produced using Pod::Simple::HTML. If you link to or copy their css stylesheet you will get Html documents that look the same. See the following for an example filter program:
My name is on this module but I am a maintainer and not the author.
That credit goes to Takanori Kawai.
OLE::Storage_Lite is an extremely useful module although it is rarely used directly by anyone. However, it forms a core part of Spreadsheet::ParseExcel and Spreadsheet::WriteExcel which I believe are used by quite a few people. :-)
It also represents a significant recreation of a difficult file format with virtually no background information.
There are probably only a handful of people who can really appreciate the work involved in this module and its ultimate utility. But I am one of those people. So thanks Takanori Kawai.
I recently installed Kwiki, C2Wiki and Usemod. CGI::Kwiki was by far the easiest to install. It also looks great.
I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to set up a hassle free wiki.
Since it doesn't use a database it may not scale well for large on-line wikis. There are also some markup elements missing that other wiki's support such as term lists and definition lists. However, these issues are probably minor for most people.