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


I'm using perl on win32, and every now and again I have to extract info from a html page. I use regex to precisely tell perl what I want pulled out. But this requires a close study of the html source, and much trial and error on the regex themselves. What is the tools that you guys use for analysing html at such depth. I started with Word (ha!), the notepad, then editplus, and now vim. All allow a good view of the html source but each have their difference from perl's regex, so the trial and error factor is still very high. Anybody have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for answers.