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Re: HTML tidy, using XML::LibXML

by Matts (Deacon)
on Jan 04, 2003 at 17:10 UTC ( #224278=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to HTML tidy, using XML::LibXML

If you've got sloppy HTML that needs tidying up and XML::LibXML barfs on it, you can change that one-liner to the following three-liner:

my $parser = XML::LibXML->new(); $parser->recover(1); # Set recovery on error flag $parser->parse_html_string(join "", <>)->toStringHTML;
XML::LibXML can also parse SGML. Most people don't know that (probably sucky docs ;-)


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Re^2: HTML tidy, using XML::LibXML
by Your Mother (Canon) on Sep 01, 2007 at 05:43 UTC

    Don't know if it's accurate but the docs say that won't work-

    This switch (recover) will only work with XML data rather than HTML data.

    (Update, July 2010: this does work and has for at least a few years -- don't know if it was always the case; I should have tested back when I initially responded.)

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