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Answer: How would I find a piece of html from a sourcefile.html?

by athomason (Curate)
on May 26, 2000 at 14:27 UTC ( #14943=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > regular expressions > How would I find a piece of html from a sourcefile.html? - Answer contributed by athomason

Comments make HTML extraction even more difficult than it usually is. However, if you're dealing with fairly standard HTML you could use
$page =~ /<!--\w+(.*)\w*-->;/; $commented = $1;
This will grab the string inside the comment; add appropriate qualifiers to the regexp as necessary (or use another on $commented) if you only want to pick certain stuff out.

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