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How can I find the links in HTML tags?

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Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Sep 22, 2000 at 12:51 UTC
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Answer: How can I find the links in HTML tags?
contributed by dchetlin

The following 4-liner uses HTML::Parser; it was both easy to code and correct — unlike any regex solution you're likely to see.

As coded, it assumes you're looking only for href links within anchor tags, but it is easily modified for other things, such as img tags.

use HTML::Parser; my $p = HTML::Parser->new( api_version => 3 ); $p->handler( start => sub { printshift->{href} if shift eq 'a' }, 'tag +name,attr' ); local $/; $p->parse(<>); #Just another URI finder
Answer: How can I find the links in HTML tags?
contributed by merlyn


Answer: How can I find the links in HTML tags?
contributed by hawson

@links = $html =~ /<a\s+href="([^"]+)"/gi;

Of course, this isn't robust and is easy to fool. But it'll work in a lot of cases, especially if you have control over the quality of the HTML input.

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