I give you a ++ here, anyway the title says it all: I needed something that produced results similar to lynx. I already knew how to get the plain text out of the module. So, davidrw's reply didn't answer my question.
Anyway, sorry for the poor formatting, and thanks to Corion. I didn't mean to worry anybody.
Update: this is an answer to my question (or should I s/an/the/? :-)
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.