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Yuck. Below is a script that i used recently to script out a lot of word-generated junk .. caveat emptor--it was a quick & dirty solution for my specific files. But some of the regex's maybe of some use. Note that it gets rid of everything inbetween <!...> tags, and also pretty much strips also style junk with mso in it.
Usage: cleanWord.pl infile > outfile
#!/usr/bin/perl -p0777 s#<!--.*?-->##sg; s#<!\[if .*?\]>(.*?(?!<!).*?)<!\[endif\](--)?>##sg; s#<o:p></o:p>##sg; s#<span\s+style='(?:(?:mso-bidi-)?font-size:\d+\.\d+pt;\s*)?font-famil +y:Arial'>([^<]*)</span>#$1#sg; s#<ol start=1 type=1>#<ol>#sg; s#<li[^>]+>#<li>#sg; s#<span\s+style='(?:(?:mso-bidi-)?font-size:\d+\.\d+pt;\s*)?font-famil +y:Arial'>#<span>#sg; s#<span\s+style="mso-spacerun:\s*yes">#<span>#sg; s#<b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:\s*normal'>#<b>#sg; s#<p[^>]*?>#<p>#sg; s#<span[^>]*?>(.*?(?!span).*?)</span>#$1#sg; s#<span>(.*?(?!span).*?)</span>#$1#sg; # s#(<img.*?src=")[^>]+/[^>]+\.([^\.>]+?)(">)#sprintf("%simage%04d.%s% +s",$1,++$N,$2,$3)#sge; s#(<img.*?\s+)id="\S+"([^>]*?>)#$1$2#sg; s#class=section#class="Section"#sg;

As for a more generic approach, I haven't used one, but a quick cpan search or HTML yields HTML::Scrubber and HTML::Sanitizer which (at a 2-s glance) look promising.

In reply to Re: Word HTML issues by davidrw
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