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Re^2: Dynamically cleaning up HTML fragments

by SilasTheMonk (Chaplain)
on Sep 25, 2010 at 20:57 UTC ( #862006=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Thanks. This module really is working for me. In fact it is the ONLY module that meets my requirements. HTML::Restrict might work but it uses Moose. Actually I want "title" attributes on anchors and I did not not like the handling of stripped code, so I had to subclass and add a few method overrides. But altogether it is petty easy to use. I am building up some test cases and adding in Benchmark'ing. It looks like writing a HTML::Parser subclass might be the only alternative (and faster) but requiring some skill. Have you thought of writing a module that takes a HTML::StripScripts spec and "compiles" it to a faster, slimmer direct subclass of HTML::Parser?
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Re^3: Dynamically cleaning up HTML fragments
by clinton (Priest) on Sep 25, 2010 at 21:08 UTC
    Glad it is working for you.

    I really do not recommend writing your own HTML::Parser subclass. If you look at the source of HTML::StripScripts you will see that there is a lot going on there, and with good reason. If you write your own subclass, and you're not willing to spend the time checking every last detail, then you are likely to miss a whole lot of corner cases that HSS already deals with. Parsing HTML is a hard job, and even harder when you're trying to make sense of bad HTML.

    (Again, I write as the fortunate maintainer, and not as the original author who did all the painstaking work.)


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