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Re: Html:treebuilder vs Html:treebuilder:xpath vs Html:treebuilder:LibXML

by CountZero (Bishop)
on Nov 26, 2012 at 07:34 UTC ( #1005583=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Html:treebuilder vs Html:treebuilder:xpath vs Html:treebuilder:LibXML

From their documentation:

  • HTML::TreeBuilder : Parser that builds a HTML syntax tree.
  • HTML::TreeBuilder::XPath : This module adds typical XPath methods to HTML::TreeBuilder, to make it easy to query a document.
  • HTML::TreeBuilder::LibXML : HTML::TreeBuilder::LibXML is drop-in-replacement for HTML::TreeBuilder::XPath. This module doesn't implement all of HTML::TreeBuilder and HTML::Element APIs, but enough methods are defined so modules like Web::Scraper work.
For large documents HTML::TreeBuilder could become rather slow and then HTML::TreeBuilder::LibXML is a replacement to consider.

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