Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Gosh, I wish I even knew the difference between those HTML:: modules and how to put them to work! Given the examples in this thread, soon I'll have more than a hammer to do my scraping. :-)

In the meantime: when I go to the web page from the link via my IE browser and do a Ctl-A and Ctl-C and then paste the text into a Notepad screen, this particular output is quite comprehensible to my HTML-untrained eye (vs the HTML stuff), e.g.

impse400 (I3C) / hp color LaserJet 4600 Information <snip much miscellaneous info> For highest print quality always use genuine Hewlett-Packard supplies. + BLACK CARTRIDGE HP Part Number: HP C9720A 73% Estimated Pages Remaining: 11025 (Based on historical black page coverage of 2%) Low Reached: NO Serial Number: 35860 Pages printed with this supply: 4078 TRANSFER KIT HP Part Number: HP C9724A 87% Estimated Pages Remaining: 103856 Etc.

With my regex sledgehammer it would be straightforward to process this data. Oftentimes, when I look at the "pure text" version of a web page there aren't nearly as many nice hooks for sorting things out. But this is THIS case, and my question is: might there be a tool which emulates this action of select/copy/paste of a web page to automate the production of such text for follow-on regex processing?

In reply to Re: Scraping HTML: orthodoxy and reality by ff
in thread Scraping HTML: orthodoxy and reality by grinder

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    [marioroy]: Naming things can be difficult, sometimes more so that the actual code :)
    [karlgoethebier]: Lady_Aleena: You need to jump to some conclusion
    [Lady_Aleena]: And what would I rename RolePlaying/Random .pm to if I move all the RolePlaying/Random modules to just Random? Random/ Random/, maybe lowercase the file name to indicate it is a bit different? I don't know yet.
    [marioroy]: What does Random do?
    [karlgoethebier]: https://www. v=42WNHGr1jGI
    [Lady_Aleena]: karlgoethebeir, I finished another project tonight, making a module which printed stop printing. It was a headache and a half.
    [karlgoethebier]: Lady_Aleena: Try it!
    [Lady_Aleena]: marioroy, it has 3 subroutines which can be fed data to generate random things. See here.

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others exploiting the Monastery: (8)
    As of 2017-05-29 08:58 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?