Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
good chemistry is complicated,
and a little bit messy -LW

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help?? might consider the standalone version of Tidy for html...
I agree. It's very nifty indeed, easy to use and highly configurable.

Something as simple as:

my $in = 'bad.html'; my $out = 'tidied.html'; my $err = 'tidy.err'; my $cnf = 'tidy.cnf'; system( 'tidy.exe', '-asxml', -config => $cnf, -file => $err, -output => $out, $in, );
can be easily adapted to process a list or even a local copy of a web site. The config file can be tweaked to be severe or lenient to taste.

You can easily interrogate all the error files to get a good picture of how bad the html is (and there is a lot of it about!).

Again, I agree. Why bother to go to a lot of trouble when there is a very clever bit of kit available.

In reply to Re^2: clean html tags by wfsp
in thread clean html tags by InfiniteLoop

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Are you posting in the right place? Check out Where do I post X? to know for sure.
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags. Currently these include the following:
    <code> <a> <b> <big> <blockquote> <br /> <dd> <dl> <dt> <em> <font> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <hr /> <i> <li> <nbsp> <ol> <p> <small> <strike> <strong> <sub> <sup> <table> <td> <th> <tr> <tt> <u> <ul>
  • Snippets of code should be wrapped in <code> tags not <pre> tags. In fact, <pre> tags should generally be avoided. If they must be used, extreme care should be taken to ensure that their contents do not have long lines (<70 chars), in order to prevent horizontal scrolling (and possible janitor intervention).
  • Want more info? How to link or How to display code and escape characters are good places to start.
Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Domain Nodelet?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others taking refuge in the Monastery: (4)
As of 2023-02-06 12:08 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    I prefer not to run the latest version of Perl because:

    Results (34 votes). Check out past polls.