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HTML::Parse(3pm)      User Contributed Perl Documentation     HTML::Parse(3pm)

       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_com-
           ment() 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

           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

           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 apropriate message for syntax errors.  Default
           is false.

       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 mer-
       chantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

       Currently maintained by Pete Krawczyk "<petekATcpan.org>"

       Original authors: Gisle Aas, Sean Burke and Andy Lester.

perl v5.8.8                       2006-11-15                  HTML::Parse(3pm)