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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • This would make a nice Cookbook recipe...

    • D'oh, good point. I can't believe I didn't think of that. Thanks, applied. :-)


      • There's another module HTML::TableExtract to parse HTML tables. I have used this, and it is pretty nice. I haven't looked at HTML::TableContentParser, so can't really compare, yet.

        Also, look at WWW::Mechanize, which is really awesome for scraping web content. There is WWW::Mechanize::Shell, for writing quick scripts to this kinda stuff.

        Just some more info for you to chew on while you write that cookbook entry.


        • I spent a long time looking for data with column headings for HTML::TableExtract to work on. I finally found some census data [], but after half an hour of trying, I couldn't make H::TE grok the nested table headings. I finally gave up and just documented HTML::TableContentParser. Sorry!