HTML::FormatText

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.