Nigel Metheringham > HTML-Format-2.10 > HTML::Formatter

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Module Version: 2.10   Source   Latest Release: HTML-Format-2.11

NAME ^

HTML::Formatter - Base class for HTML formatters

VERSION ^

version 2.10

SYNOPSIS ^

  use HTML::FormatSomething;
  my $infile  = "whatever.html";
  my $outfile = "whatever.file";
  open OUT, ">$outfile"
   or die "Can't write-open $outfile: $!\n";

  print OUT HTML::FormatSomething->format_file(
    $infile,
      'option1' => 'value1',
      'option2' => 'value2',
      ...
  );
  close(OUT);

DESCRIPTION ^

HTML::Formatter is a base class for classes that take HTML and format it to some output format. When you take an object of such a base class and call $formatter->format( $tree ) with an HTML::TreeBuilder (or HTML::Element) object, they return the

HTML formatters are able to format a HTML syntax tree into various printable formats. Different formatters produce output for different output media. Common for all formatters are that they will return the formatted output when the format() method is called. The format() method takes a HTML::Element object (usually the HTML::TreeBuilder root object) as parameter.

METHODS ^

new

    my $formatter = FormatterClass->new(
        option1 => value1, option2 => value2, ...
    );

This creates a new formatter object with the given options.

format_file

format_from_file

    $string = FormatterClass->format_file(
        $html_source,
        option1 => value1, option2 => value2, ...
        );

Return a string consisting of the result of using the given class to format the given HTML file according to the given (optional) options. Internally it calls SomeClass->new( ... )->format( ... ) on a new HTML::TreeBuilder object based on the given HTML file.

format_string

format_from_string

    $string = FormatterClass->format_string(
        $html_source,
        option1 => value1, option2 => value2, ...
        );

Return a string consisting of the result of using the given class to format the given HTML source according to the given (optional) options. Internally it calls SomeClass->new( ... )->format( ... ) on a new HTML::TreeBuilder object based on the given source.

format

    my $render_string = $formatter->format( $html_tree_object );

This renders the given HTML object according to the options set for $formatter.

After you've used a particular formatter object to format a particular HTML tree object, you probably should not use either again.

SEE ALSO ^

The three specific formatters:-

HTML::FormatText

Format HTML into plain text

HTML::FormatPS

Format HTML into postscript

HTML::FormatRTF

Format HTML into Rich Text Format

Also the HTML manipulation libraries used - HTML::TreeBuilder, HTML::Element and HTML::Tree

INSTALLATION ^

See perlmodinstall for information and options on installing Perl modules.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS ^

No bugs have been reported.

Please report any bugs or feature requests through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=HTML-Format.

AVAILABILITY ^

The project homepage is http://search.cpan.org/dist/HTML-Format.

The latest version of this module is available from the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN). Visit http://www.perl.com/CPAN/ to find a CPAN site near you, or see http://search.cpan.org/dist/HTML-Format/.

The development version lives at http://github.com/nigelm/html-format and may be cloned from git://github.com/nigelm/html-format.git. Instead of sending patches, please fork this project using the standard git and github infrastructure.

AUTHORS ^

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

This software is copyright (c) 2011 by Nigel Metheringham, 2002-2005 Sean M Burke, 1999-2002 Gisle Aas.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

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