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CentOS 7.0 - man page for html::headparser (centos section 3)

HTML::HeadParser(3)	       User Contributed Perl Documentation	      HTML::HeadParser(3)

       HTML::HeadParser - Parse <HEAD> section of a HTML document

	require HTML::HeadParser;
	$p = HTML::HeadParser->new;
	$p->parse($text) and  print "not finished";

	$p->header('Title')	     # to access <title>....</title>
	$p->header('Content-Base')   # to access <base href="http://...">
	$p->header('Foo')	     # to access <meta http-equiv="Foo" content="...">
	$p->header('X-Meta-Author')  # to access <meta name="author" content="...">
	$p->header('X-Meta-Charset') # to access <meta charset="...">

       The "HTML::HeadParser" is a specialized (and lightweight) "HTML::Parser" that will only
       parse the <HEAD>...</HEAD> section of an HTML document.	The parse() method will return a
       FALSE value as soon as some <BODY> element or body text are found, and should not be
       called again after this.

       Note that the "HTML::HeadParser" might get confused if raw undecoded UTF-8 is passed to
       the parse() method.  Make sure the strings are properly decoded before passing them on.

       The "HTML::HeadParser" keeps a reference to a header object, and the parser will update
       this header object as the various elements of the <HEAD> section of the HTML document are
       recognized.  The following header fields are affected:

	   The Content-Base header is initialized from the <base href="..."> element.

	   The Title header is initialized from the <title>...</title> element.

	   The Isindex header will be added if there is a <isindex> element in the <head>.  The
	   header value is initialized from the prompt attribute if it is present.  If no prompt
	   attribute is given it will have '?' as the value.

	   All <meta> elements containing a "name" attribute will result in headers using the
	   prefix "X-Meta-" appended with the value of the "name" attribute as the name of the
	   header, and the value of the "content" attribute as the pushed header value.

	   <meta> elements containing a "http-equiv" attribute will result in headers as in
	   above, but without the "X-Meta-" prefix in the header name.

	   <meta> elements containing a "charset" attribute will result in an "X-Meta-Charset"
	   header, using the value of the "charset" attribute as the pushed header value.

	   The ':' character can't be represented in header field names, so if the meta element
	   contains this char it's substituted with '-' before forming the field name.

       The following methods (in addition to those provided by the superclass) are available:

       $hp = HTML::HeadParser->new
       $hp = HTML::HeadParser->new( $header )
	   The object constructor.  The optional $header argument should be a reference to an
	   object that implement the header() and push_header() methods as defined by the
	   "HTTP::Headers" class.  Normally it will be of some class that is a or delegates to
	   the "HTTP::Headers" class.

	   If no $header is given "HTML::HeadParser" will create an "HTTP::Headers" object by
	   itself (initially empty).

	   Returns a reference to the header object.

       $hp->header( $key )
	   Returns a header value.  It is just a shorter way to write

	$h = HTTP::Headers->new;
	$p = HTML::HeadParser->new($h);
	<title>Stupid example</title>
	<base href="http://www.linpro.no/lwp/">
	Normal text starts here.
	undef $p;
	print $h->title;   # should print "Stupid example"

       HTML::Parser, HTTP::Headers

       The "HTTP::Headers" class is distributed as part of the libwww-perl package.  If you don't
       have that distribution installed you need to provide the $header argument to the
       "HTML::HeadParser" constructor with your own object that implements the documented

       Copyright 1996-2001 Gisle Aas. All rights reserved.

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

perl v5.16.3				    2013-05-08			      HTML::HeadParser(3)

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