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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="...">
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. 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: Content-Base: The Content-Base header is initialized from the <base href="..."> element. Title: The Title header is initialized from the <title>...</title> element. Isindex: 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. X-Meta-Foo: All <meta> elements will initialize headers with the prefix ""X-Meta-"" on the name. If the <meta> element contains a "http-equiv" attribute, then it will be honored as the header name.
The following methods (in addition to those provided by the superclass) are available: $hp = HTML::HeadParser->new( [$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 isa or delegates to the HTTP::Headers class. If no $header is given HTML::HeadParser will create an HTTP::Header object by itself (initially empty). $hp->header; Returns a reference to the header object. $hp->header( $key ) Returns a header value. It is just a shorter way to write "$hp->header->header($key)".
$h = HTTP::Headers->new; $p = HTML::HeadParser->new($h); $p->parse(<<EOT); <title>Stupid example</title> <base href=""> Normal text starts here. EOT 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.
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 v5.8.0 2002-03-11 HTML::HeadParser(3)

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