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HTML::Parse

Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3pm)

Updated: 2013-10-07

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NAME

HTML::Parse - Deprecated, a wrapper around HTML::TreeBuilder

VERSION

This document describes version 5.03 of HTML::Parse, released September 22, 2012 as part of HTML-Tree.

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

Disclaimer: This module is provided only for backwards compatibility with earlier versions of this library. New code should not use this module, and should really use the HTML::Parser and HTML::TreeBuilder modules directly, instead.

The module provides functions to parse HTML documents. There are two functions exported by this module:
parse_html($html) or parse_html($html, $obj)
This function is really just a synonym for ->parse($html) and is assumed to be a subclass of . Refer to HTML::Parser for more documentation.
If is not specified, the will default to an internally created new object configured with strict_comment() turned on. That class implements a parser that builds (and is) a HTML syntax tree with HTML::Element objects as nodes.
The return value from parse_html() is .

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parse_htmlfile($file, [$obj])
Same as parse_html(), but pulls the HTML to parse, from the named file.
Returns if the file could not be opened, or otherwise.

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When a object is created, the following variables control how parsing takes place:
$HTML
:Parse::IMPLICIT_TAGS:Setting this variable to true will instruct the parser to try to deduce implicit elements and implicit end tags. If this variable is false you get a parse tree that just reflects the text as it stands. Might be useful for quick & dirty parsing. Default is true.

Implicit elements have the implicit() attribute set.

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$HTML
:Parse::IGNORE_UNKNOWN:This variable contols whether unknow tags should be represented as elements in the parse tree. Default is true.:
$HTML
:Parse::IGNORE_TEXT:Do not represent the text content of elements. This saves space if all you want is to examine the structure of the document. Default is false.:
$HTML
:Parse::WARN:Call warn() with an appropriate message for syntax errors. Default is false.:

REMEMBER!

HTML::TreeBuilder objects should be explicitly destroyed when you're finished with them. See HTML::TreeBuilder.

SEE ALSO

HTML::Parser, HTML::TreeBuilder, HTML::Element

AUTHOR

Current maintainers:

Christopher J. Madsen :
Jeff Fearn :

Original HTML-Tree author:

Gisle Aas:

Former maintainers:

Sean M. Burke:
Andy Lester:
Pete Krawczyk :

You can follow or contribute to HTML-Tree's development at <http://github.com/madsen/HTML-Tree>.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 1995-1998 Gisle Aas, 1999-2004 Sean M. Burke, 2005 Andy Lester, 2006 Pete Krawczyk, 2010 Jeff Fearn, 2012 Christopher J. Madsen.

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

The programs in this library are distributed in the hope that they will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


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NAME

VERSION

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

REMEMBER!

SEE ALSO

AUTHOR

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE