HTML::Parse(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation HTML::Parse(3)
HTML::Parse - Deprecated, a wrapper around HTML::TreeBuilder
This document describes version 5.03 of HTML::Parse, released September 22, 2012 as part
See the documentation for HTML::TreeBuilder
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 "HTML::Parse" 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 $obj->parse($html) and $obj is assumed to
be a subclass of "HTML::Parser". Refer to HTML::Parser for more documentation.
If $obj is not specified, the $obj will default to an internally created new
"HTML::TreeBuilder" object configured with strict_comment() turned on. That class
implements a parser that builds (and is) a HTML syntax tree with HTML::Element objects
The return value from parse_html() is $obj.
Same as parse_html(), but pulls the HTML to parse, from the named file.
Returns "undef" if the file could not be opened, or $obj otherwise.
When a "HTML::TreeBuilder" object is created, the following variables control how parsing
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.
This variable contols whether unknow tags should be represented as elements in the
parse tree. Default is true.
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.
Call warn() with an appropriate message for syntax errors. Default is false.
HTML::TreeBuilder objects should be explicitly destroyed when you're finished with them.
HTML::Parser, HTML::TreeBuilder, HTML::Element
o Christopher J. Madsen "<perl AT cjmweb.net>"
o Jeff Fearn "<jfearn AT cpan.org>"
Original HTML-Tree author:
o Gisle Aas
o Sean M. Burke
o Andy Lester
o Pete Krawczyk "<petek AT cpan.org>"
You can follow or contribute to HTML-Tree's development at
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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