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Re: HTML::Tree(Builder) in 6 minutes

by Anonymous Monk
on Nov 30, 2004 at 19:16 UTC ( #411251=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to •Re: HTML::Tree(Builder) in 6 minutes
in thread HTML::Tree(Builder) in 6 minutes

XML::LibXML is very fast, but it can barely parse 1% of the web pages one can find on the Internet because it expects too strict HTML. That's why your 8-lines Perl program at the end of your column doesn't work. Tree::Builder is very slow and does not provide DOM nor XPath. I think that there is nothing in Perl that can parse real web pages while beeing fast and giving access to DOM or XPath. fred

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Re^2: HTML::Tree(Builder) in 6 minutes
by mirod (Canon) on Nov 07, 2009 at 07:53 UTC

    A little late to the party... but for future reference, HTML::TreeBuilder::XPath gives you XPath on an HTML::Tree object.

    And I agree with XML::LibXML not being great at dealing with "real" HTML.

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