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Re: Working with source of returned web page

by Popcorn Dave (Abbot)
on Jun 10, 2008 at 03:30 UTC ( #691142=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Working with source of returned web page

If you've got the source of the page, you should feed it through something like Toke::HTMLParser to find the specific bit you're looking for.


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Re^2: Working with source of returned web page
by clone4 (Sexton) on Jun 10, 2008 at 20:39 UTC
    wow that's really handy, but when it comes to more specific strings, which aren't defined by any html tags, then it's necessary to use regex anyway...
    But still as I were saying very useful! Thanks again
      It's been a while since I used that module but if I recall correctly, it parses everything in to a token and the tokens not defined as an HTML tag should be defined as a text token.

      Take a look at HTML::TokeParser help - parsing headlines and you'll see a quick program I wrote to dump an HTML page to tokenized output. Run that on your page and I think you'll see you don't need to do the regex per se, but rather need to check text tokens to find what you're after.

      Good luck!

      Update: Changed link from scratchpad to node as per suggestion by ww


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