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Here's a quick, untested, stab at it. Let's assume for this example that you are talking about <p> tags.

use HTML::TokeParser::Simple; # assumes that $text is a scalar containing the actual HTML my $p = HTML::TokeParser::Simple->new( \$text ); my $token; do { $token = $p->get_token } until $token->is_start_tag('p'); my $new_text = $token->return_text; do ( $token = $p->get_token ) { my $temp = $token->return_text; if ( $token->is_text ) { $temp =~ s/\s+/ /g; # collapse whitespace $temp =~ s/^\s//; # remove initial whitespace $temp =~ s/\s$//; # remove trailing whitespace } $new_text .= $temp; } until $token->is_end_tag('p'); $new_text .= $token->return_text;

This is a much cleaner method (and accurate) method of accomplishing this task than most regex solutions. I also happen to think that HTML::TokeParser::Simple is easier to use than many other HTML parsing modules. Of course, I may be biased as I wrote that module :)


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In reply to Re: taking white space out between closing and opening tags by Ovid
in thread taking white space out between closing and opening tags by chuleto1

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