HTML::FormatText::Links - format HTML as plain text using links
use HTML::FormatText::Links; $text = HTML::FormatText::Links->format_file ($filename); $text = HTML::FormatText::Links->format_string ($html_string); $formatter = HTML::FormatText::Links->new (rightmargin => 60); $tree = HTML::TreeBuilder->new_from_file ($filename); $text = $formatter->format ($tree);
HTML::FormatText::Links turns HTML into plain text using the
The module interface is compatible with formatters like
HTML::FormatText, but all parsing etc is done by links. See
HTML::FormatExternal for the formatting functions and options, all of which are supported by
HTML::FormatText::Links, with the following caveats.
In past versions of links without the
-html-margin option you always get an extra 3 spaces within the requested left and right margins.
An output charset requires Links 2.0 or higher (or some such version), and as of 2.2 the output cannot be UTF-8 (though the input can be). Various unicode inputs are turned into reasonable output though, for example smiley face U+263A becomes ":-)".
Links can be a bit 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.
Copyright 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015 Kevin Ryde
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