Bad guy, no. I don't offend that easily and your comments
are in the main valid. I'm a bit embarrased that my first
submission to PM went down in flames :) I have a couple of
questions on the comments though:
1. The code referred to uses 'undef $/' to facilitate
the slurp. I should have included this in the example.
I take it only fully valid running code should be
posted here. I'll do that in future.
2. Why is binmode dubious ? I agree that ^>* is a much
better choice for the regex.
3. Showing my ignorance. What is re 'debug' ?
I totally agree that parsing HTML is tricky and using the
modules available is definitely the way to go. I learnt
that while using the above code to parse some HTML. My
apologies if I didn't make that clear enough.