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HTML::Parse - Deprecated, a wrapper around HTML::TreeBuilder
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 as nodes.
The return value from parse_html() is $obj.
- parse_htmlfile($file, [$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 takes place:
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
Call warn() with an apropriate message for syntax errors. Default is
HTML::TreeBuilder objects should be explicitly destroyed when you're
finished with them. See HTML::TreeBuilder.
HTML::Parser, HTML::TreeBuilder, HTML::Element
Copyright 1995-1998 Gisle Aas, 1999-2004 Sean M. Burke, 2005 Andy Lester,
2006 Pete Krawczyk.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Currently maintained by Pete Krawczyk "<firstname.lastname@example.org>"
Original authors: Gisle Aas, Sean Burke and Andy Lester.
- SEE ALSO
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