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HTML parsing OR capturing text from a string within tags
Well, let's see. LWP::UserAgent returns a HTTP::Response object from it's get function. According to the documents the content function of this in turn returns a HTTP::Message object, and the content function of this returns the text body of the webpage, as a string of bytes. You then need to do something intelligent with this string, presumably.
You don't describe how you are using HTML::Strip, but this is really intended to produce a pure text representation of the page. I suspect something like HTML::TreeBuilder which actually parses the HTML, and HTML::Element which lets you disassemble it at your leisure, would suit your needs better.