I have tried this a few different ways, and here is my favorite:
Use pdftohtml with the -xml option:
pdftohtml -xml file.pdf
In pdftohtml-0.36, this creates invalid XML output. But it is easy to fix up this XML with a few regular expressions to create valid XML. Then use your favorite XML parser to process the XML. My favorite XML parser is Twig.
It should work perfectly the first time! - toma
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