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HTML::FormatText::Elinks(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation HTML::FormatText::Elinks(3)

HTML::FormatText::Elinks - format HTML as plain text using elinks

 use HTML::FormatText::Elinks;
 $text = HTML::FormatText::Elinks->format_file ($filename);
 $text = HTML::FormatText::Elinks->format_string ($html_string);
 $formatter = HTML::FormatText::Elinks->new (rightmargin => 60);
 $tree = HTML::TreeBuilder->new_from_file ($filename);
 $text = $formatter->format ($tree);

"HTML::FormatText::Elinks" turns HTML into plain text using the "elinks" program.
The module interface is compatible with formatters like "HTML::FormatText", but all parsing etc is done by elinks.
See "HTML::FormatExternal" for the formatting functions and options, all of which are supported by "HTML::FormatText::Elinks" with the following caveats.
As of Elinks 0.12pre2 (Oct 2008) has various unibyte input charsets but the only multibyte input charset accepted is utf-8. You could recode others to utf-8 if necessary (but this module doesn't attempt to do that automatically).
Elinks can be a little picky about its charset names. This module attempts to ease that by for instance turning "latin-1" (not accepted) into "latin1" (which is accepted). A full name "ISO-8859-1" etc is accepted too.

HTML::FormatExternal, elinks(1)


Copyright 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 Kevin Ryde
HTML-FormatExternal is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3, or (at your option) any later version.
HTML-FormatExternal is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with HTML-FormatExternal. If not, see <>.
2015-08-06 perl v5.28.1

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