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Re^6: Perl Get issue

by petdance (Parson)
on Nov 14, 2012 at 17:26 UTC ( #1003865=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: Perl Get issue
in thread Perl Get issue

The problem is that regexes are not a robust way to parse HTML. You may be parsing a given page correctly, but if that page ever changes, your regexes will break.

See http://htmlparsing.com/perl.html for some examples of how to do it right, and http://htmlparsing.com/regexes.html gives more details about why regexes are a bad idea.

xoxo,
Andy


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