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NAME ^

HTML::FormatText::Elinks - format HTML as plain text using elinks

SYNOPSIS ^

 use HTML::FormatText::Elinks;
 $text = HTML::FormatText::Elinks->format_file ($filename);
 $text = HTML::FormatText::Elinks->format_string ($html_string);

 $formatter = HTML::FormatText::Elinks->new (rightmargin => 60);
 $tree = HTML::TreeBuilder->new_from_file ($filename);
 $text = $formatter->format ($tree);

DESCRIPTION ^

HTML::FormatText::Elinks turns HTML into plain text using the elinks program.

http://elinks.cz/

The module interface is compatible with formatters like HTML::FormatText, but all parsing etc is done by elinks.

See HTML::FormatExternal for the formatting functions and options, all of which are supported by HTML::FormatText::Elinks with the following caveats.

input_charset

As of Elinks 0.12pre2 (Oct 2008) the only multibyte input charset accepted is utf-8. You can recode other charsets to utf-8 if necessary (this module doesn't attempt to do that automatically).

Elinks can be a little picky about its charset names. This module attempts to ease that by for instance turning "latin-1" (not accepted) into "latin1" (which is accepted). A full "ISO-8859-1" etc is accepted too.

SEE ALSO ^

HTML::FormatExternal, elinks(1)

HOME PAGE ^

http://user42.tuxfamily.org/html-formatexternal/index.html

LICENSE ^

Copyright 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 Kevin Ryde

HTML-FormatExternal is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3, or (at your option) any later version.

HTML-FormatExternal is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with HTML-FormatExternal. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

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