Is there any way to save web pages directly into plain text format instead of having to save it to HTML then stripping out the tags? What I'm doing right now is saving web pages into HTML, then stripping out the tags. Then I thought, there has to be a more efficient way of doing this. Is there?
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Original title: 'HTMLtoText'
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