Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Here's my code -
BEGIN { $ENV{LC_ALL} = $ENV{LANG} = 'sv_SE.UTF-8' } use strict; use warnings; use utf8; use open ':std', ':locale'; use LWP::UserAgent qw( get ); use HTML::Strip qw( ); use HTML::Entities qw( decode_entities ); use Text::Sentence qw( split_sentences ); my $userAgent = LWP::UserAgent->new(); #$userAgent->agent('Mozilla/5.0'); my $url = ""; my $response = $userAgent->get($url); die "Can't get $url: ", $response->status_line unless $response->is_success; my $hs = HTML::Strip->new( decode_entities => 0 ); my $parsedContent = $hs->parse( $response->content ); utf8::decode( my $decodedParsedContent = $parsedContent ); $decodedParsedContent =~ s/(\s)+/ /g; # remove double whitespace decode_entities(my $decodedParsedContentWithDecodeEntities = $decodedP +arsedContent); my @sentences = split_sentences( $decodedParsedContentWithDecodeEntiti +es ); foreach my $sentence (@sentences) { #$sentence =~ s/^\s+//; # remove leading whitespace #$sentence =~ s/\s+$//; # remove trailing decode_entities(my $sentenceDecodeEntities = $sentence); while ($sentenceDecodeEntities =~ /(\w+)/g) { print "$1 : ".$sentenceDecodeEntities."\n"; } }
One of my output lines is -
gor : BLOGG Europe Turnéblogg Mic i vĺr replokal "The Dungeon" BLOGG L +otta Gröning Krönikör Demokratifiasko...
Which looks good, however if I comment out either of the two calls to decode_entities(), I end up getting -
gor : BLOGG Europe Turnéblogg Mic i vĺr replokal "The Dungeon&quo +t; BLOGG Lotta Gröning Krönikör Demokratifiasko...
Why do I need the two calls to decode_entities()???
Thanks very much for your help!