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

       PPI::HTML - Generate syntax-hightlighted HTML for Perl using PPI

	 use PPI;
	 use PPI::HTML;

	 # Load your Perl file
	 my $Document = PPI::Document->load( 'script.pl' );

	 # Create a reusable syntax highlighter
	 my $Highlight = PPI::HTML->new( line_numbers => 1 );

	 # Spit out the HTML
	 print $Highlight->html( $Document );

       PPI::HTML converts Perl documents into syntax highlighted HTML pages.

       PPI::HTML is the successor to the now-redundant PPI::Format::HTML.

       While early on it was thought that the same formatting code might be able to be used for a
       variety of different types of things (ANSI and HTML for example) later developments with
       the here-doc code and the need for independantly written serializers meant that this idea
       had to be discarded.

       In addition, the old module only made use of the Tokenizer, and had a pretty shit API to

   API Overview
       The new module is much cleaner. Simply create an object with the options you want, pass
       PPI::Document objects to the "html" method, and you get strings of HTML that you can do
       whatever you want with.

   new %args
       The "new" constructor takes a simple set of key/value pairs to define the formatting
       options for the HTML.

	   Is the "page" option is enabled, the generator will wrap the generated HTML fragment
	   in a basic but complete page.

	   At the present time, the only option available. If set to true, line numbers are added
	   to the output.

       colors | colours
	   For cases where you don't want to use an external stylesheet, you can provide "colors"
	   as a hash reference where the keys are CSS classes (generally matching the token name)
	   and the values are colours.

	   This allows basic colouring without the need for a whole stylesheet.

       css The "css" option lets you provide a custom CSS::Tiny object containing any CSS you
	   want to apply to the page (if you are using page mode).

	   If both the "colors" and "css" options are used, the colour CSS entries will overwrite
	   anything contained in the CSS::Tiny object. The object will also be cloned if it to be
	   modified, to prevent destroying any CSS objects passed in.

       Returns a new PPI::HTML object

       The "css" accessor returns the CSS::Tiny object originally provided to the constructor.

   html $Document | $file | \$source
       The main method for the class, the "html" method takes a single PPI::Document object, or
       anything that can be turned into a PPI::Document via its "new" method, and returns a
       string of HTML formatted based on the arguments given to the "PPI::HTML" constructor.

       Returns a string, or "undef" on error.

       Bugs should always be submitted via the CPAN bug tracker


       For other issues, contact the maintainer

       Adam Kennedy <adamk@cpan.org>

       Funding provided by The Perl Foundation

       <http://ali.as/>, PPI

       Copyright 2005 - 2009 Adam Kennedy.

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

       The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.

perl v5.16.3				    2009-11-16				     PPI::HTML(3)
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