Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Your skill will accomplish
what the force of many cannot
 
PerlMonks  

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

It is pretty difficult to answer you with the litlle information you give us, but I'll try anyway ;--(

If the data is not SGML, XML or HTML I don't think you should try to use SGML/XML/HTML tools on it. SGML and XML tools will simply not accept the data, and HTML tools will try their best, but their guess may not be what you expect.

It really depends on the format of your data files, but I would probably try to first convert the data to XML, using regexps, and then use XML tools which are usually pretty fast. But that's because I am used to processing XML, and my output is usually either XML or HTML, so an XML transformation gives me the result I want.

Also, the problem with your finite state machine may be the tokenizer. If you scan the input one character at a time, C-style, this may not be optimal, tokenizing using regexps may be faster.


In reply to Re: Parsing SGML-ish Data Files by mirod
in thread Parsing SGML-ish Data Files by coolmichael

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Are you posting in the right place? Check out Where do I post X? to know for sure.
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
    <code> <a> <b> <big> <blockquote> <br /> <dd> <dl> <dt> <em> <font> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <hr /> <i> <li> <nbsp> <ol> <p> <small> <strike> <strong> <sub> <sup> <table> <td> <th> <tr> <tt> <u> <ul>
  • Snippets of code should be wrapped in <code> tags not <pre> tags. In fact, <pre> tags should generally be avoided. If they must be used, extreme care should be taken to ensure that their contents do not have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor intervention).
  • Want more info? How to link or or How to display code and escape characters are good places to start.
Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Domain Nodelet?
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others perusing the Monastery: (4)
As of 2021-10-27 10:02 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?
    My first memorable Perl project was:







    Results (91 votes). Check out past polls.

    Notices?