HTML::FormatText

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Updated: 2020-07-28
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NAME

HTML::FormatText - Format HTML as plaintext  

VERSION

version 2.16  

SYNOPSIS

    use HTML::TreeBuilder;
    $tree = HTML::TreeBuilder->new->parse_file("test.html");

    use HTML::FormatText;
    $formatter = HTML::FormatText->new(leftmargin => 0, rightmargin => 50);
    print $formatter->format($tree);

or, more simply:

    use HTML::FormatText;
    my $string = HTML::FormatText->format_file(
        'test.html',
        leftmargin => 0, rightmargin => 50
        );

 

DESCRIPTION

HTML::FormatText is a formatter that outputs plain text. All character attributes (bold/italic/underline) are ignored. Formatting of HTML tables and forms is not implemented.

HTML::FormatText is built on HTML::Formatter and documentation for that module applies to this - especially ``new'' in HTML::Formatter, ``format_file'' in HTML::Formatter and ``format_string'' in HTML::Formatter.

You might specify the following parameters when constructing the formatter:

leftmargin (alias lm)
The column of the left margin. The default is 3.
rightmargin (alias rm)
The column of the right margin. The default is 72.
 

SEE ALSO

HTML::Formatter  

AUTHORS

Nigel Metheringham <nigelm@cpan.org>
Sean M Burke <sburke@cpan.org>
Gisle Aas <gisle@ActiveState.com>
 

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2016 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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