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Re^3: Parse::RecDescent for parsing URLs

by ikegami (Pope)
on Jul 27, 2007 at 18:35 UTC ( #629173=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Parse::RecDescent for parsing URLs
in thread Parse::RecDescent for parsing URLs

Or maybe you are trying to extract data from a download HTML page? If so, use an existing HTML parser (such as HTML::TreeBuilder and HTML::Tree) instead of rolling out your own.

I've found XPath to be very useful. HTML::TreeBuilder::XPath allows you to query the HTML document for information. The Firebug extention for Firefox can help you find the paths.

If PerlMonks is not just an example, I recommend download the XML version of pages by adding the displaytype=xml query parameter to requested URIs. The same advice I gave for HTML applies for XML. Use an existing parser, and XPath is very useful for XML too.

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