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HTML::Formatter

Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3pm)

Updated: 2013-11-01

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NAME

HTML::Formatter - Base class for HTML formatters

VERSION

version 2.11

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

HTML::Formatter is a base class for classes that take HTML and format it to some output format. When you take an object of such a base class and call format( )> with an HTML::TreeBuilder (or HTML::Element) object, they return the appropriately formatted string for the input HTML.

HTML formatters are able to format a HTML syntax tree into various printable formats. Different formatters produce output for different output media. Common for all formatters are that they will return the formatted output when the format() method is called. The format() method takes a HTML::Element object (usually the HTML::TreeBuilder root object) as parameter.

METHODS

new

This creates a new formatter object with the given options.

format_file

format_from_file

Return a string consisting of the result of using the given class to format the given HTML file according to the given (optional) options. Internally it calls on a new HTML::TreeBuilder object based on the given HTML file.

format_string

format_from_string

Return a string consisting of the result of using the given class to format the given HTML source according to the given (optional) options. Internally it calls on a new HTML::TreeBuilder object based on the given source.

format

This renders the given HTML object according to the options set for .

After you've used a particular formatter object to format a particular HTML tree object, you probably should not use either again.

SEE ALSO

The three specific formatters:-

HTML
:FormatText:Format HTML into plain text:
HTML
:FormatPS:Format HTML into postscript:
HTML
:FormatRTF:Format HTML into Rich Text Format:

Also the HTML manipulation libraries used - HTML::TreeBuilder, HTML::Element and HTML::Tree

INSTALLATION

See perlmodinstall for information and options on installing Perl modules.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

You can make new bug reports, and view existing ones, through the web interface at <http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=HTML-Format>.

AVAILABILITY

The project homepage is <https://metacpan.org/release/HTML-Format>.

The latest version of this module is available from the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN). Visit <http://www.perl.com/CPAN/> to find a CPAN site near you, or see <https://metacpan.org/module/HTML::Format/>.

AUTHORS

Nigel Metheringham <[email protected]>:
Sean M Burke <[email protected]>:
Gisle Aas <[email protected]>:

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2013 by Nigel Metheringham, 2002-2005 Sean M Burke, 1999-2002 Gisle Aas.

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


Index

NAME

VERSION

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

METHODS

new

format_file

format_from_file

format_string

format_from_string

format

SEE ALSO

INSTALLATION

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

AVAILABILITY

AUTHORS

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE