|(require (planet gh/aws:1:=5/util))|
Although the following are mainly for internal use, they’re provided in case you find them helpful.
Also, and more importantly, the “percent encoding” is done using RFC 3986, which encodes some extra characters compared to RFC 2396. Doing so is important especially for SDB and its Select action: The SQL-like statement contains characters like #\*, #\(, and #\), which SDB requires to be percent-encoded.
Although there are more sophisticated and correct ways to make sense of XML, this is useful when the XML structure is small and predictable, and you care about extracting a few specific elements.