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HTML::TokeParser Search and remove by ID

by djlerman (Sexton)
on Sep 09, 2014 at 18:54 UTC ( #1100012=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

djlerman has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I have come once again seeking perl wisdom

I am using HTML::TokeParser and this is what I would like to do.

  • Find containing div by ID. Loose everything before that
  • Find div by ID to be removed. This is within the containing div.
  • Copy to new string all contents of containing div to new string EXCEPT tags and contents of div by ID to be removed

I have read and searched for a solution, but TokeParser seems complex for my simple understanding.

my $parser = HTML::TokeParser->new(\$content); while (my $token=$parser->get_tag("div")) { if($token->[1]{id} =~ /containerID/i) { my $parser1 = HTML::TokeParser->new(\$token->as_is); while (my $token1=$parser1->get_tag("div")) { next if($token1->[1]{id} =~ /removeID/i); $out = ???; } } } var $newContent = "<html><head></head><body>". $out . "</body></head>" +;

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Re: HTML::TokeParser Search and remove by ID
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 09, 2014 at 21:45 UTC

      Unfortunately we only have HTML::TokeParser installed and will not be able to get another package installed.

        Sorry, I mean we only have the following installed:
        • /usr/lib/perl5/HTML/PullParser.pm
        • /usr/lib/perl5/HTML/Entities.pm
        • /usr/lib/perl5/HTML/LinkExtor.pm
        • /usr/lib/perl5/HTML/Parser.pm
        • /usr/lib/perl5/HTML/Filter.pm
        • /usr/lib/perl5/HTML/TokeParser.pm
        • /usr/lib/perl5/HTML/HeadParser.pm

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