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Monday August 21, 2006
09:14 AM


[ #30708 ]

I've been looking for simple HTML-to-text converter.

HTML::FormatText does most of what I want, but it does more than that. Rendering HR tags to horizontal "-----" is one example. I don't like that.

HTML::Element has as_text() method, which is very close to what I want. But apparently, it doesn't do the right thing with img@alt attribute (<img src="foo.jpg" alt="Bar" /> is dumped empty, not "Bar"), and "Foo<br />Bar" is dumped as "FooBar", not "Foo Bar".

I chatted with Yuval (nothingmuch) in #catalyst and would like to write a simple Visitor module to do with HTML::TreeBuilder generated tree.

If that sounds like a duplicate of someone else's work, let me know.
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