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You're so right - it's really quite horrendous. I've used two solutions for this in the past (neither Perl though, sorry) :
  • Microsoft themselves have released a utility to do this - presumably available from their website
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver has a specific function to do this
The second of these obviously can't be incorporated in a script, the first probably can't, but perhaps you could persuade your users to run their html files through the Microsoft utility, on their Windows desktop?

hth a little,
andy.


In reply to Re: Converting Word97 (or later) exported HTML to valid HTML by andye
in thread Converting Word97 (or later) exported HTML to valid HTML by projekt21

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