in reply to Re: Re: Dealing with Word Compact HTML
in thread Dealing with Word Compact HTML

I tried a bit with HTML::Parser an I hate it because I think it's complicated to use. But parsing HTML with RegEx quickly become more complicated than parsing with HTML::Parser. So here's my snippet and I hope it'll help you:
# This script will extract text which is incuded in <b> use strict; use HTML::Parser; local $/; my $html = <DATA>; my $p = HTML::Parser->new(api_version => 3, start_h => [\&b_start_handler,"tagname,self"] ); $p->parse($html); sub b_start_handler { my ($tagname,$self) = @_; return unless $tagname eq 'b'; $self->handler(text => [], '@{dtext}' ); $self->handler(end => \&b_end_handler,"tagname,self"); } sub b_end_handler { my($tag,$self) = @_; my $text = join("", @{$self->handler("text")}); print "$text\n---\n"; $self->handler("text", undef); $self->handler("start", \&b_start_handler); $self->handler("end", undef); } __DATA__ <P class=para><a name="watch dog"></a><b>watch dog -</b> A big dog that makes sure that you don't do anything that you're not supposed to).</p> <p class=para><a name="WR"></a><b>wooden round </b> A big piece of ro und wood.</p>
Greets Alex