This is a collection of modules that parse HTML text documents. These
modules used to be part of the libwww-perl distribution, but are now
unbundled in order to facilitate a separate development track. Bug
reports and discussions about these modules can still be sent to the
mailing list. Remember to also take a look at the
HTML-Tree module collection that create and extract information from
HTML syntax trees.
The modules present in this collection are:
HTML::Parser - The parser base class. It receives arbitrary sized
chunks of the HTML text and will tokenize it by calling
appropriate methods on itself.
HTML::Entities - Provides functions to encode and decode text with
embedded HTML <entities>.
HTML::Filter - An HTML::Parser subclass that filters HTML text. You
will need to make a subclass if you want it to do more than
HTML::HeadParser - A lightweight HTML::Parser subclass that extract
information from the section of an HTML document.
HTML::LinkExtor - An HTML::Parser subclass that extract links from
an HTML document.
HTML::TokeParser - An alternative interface to the basic parser
that does not require subclassing. Most simple parsing needs
are probably best attacked with this module.
In order to install and use this package you will need Perl version
5.004 or better. If you intend to use the HTML::HeadParser you need to
have the libwww-perl distribution installed.
Just follow the usual procedure:
© 1995-1999 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.