HTML::FormatText::Links - format HTML as plain text using links
$text = HTML::FormatText::Links->format_file ($filename);
$text = HTML::FormatText::Links->format_string ($html_string);
$formatter = HTML::FormatText::Links->new (rightmargin => 60);
$tree = HTML::TreeBuilder->new_from_file ($filename);
$text = $formatter->format ($tree);
"HTML::FormatText::Links" turns HTML into plain text using the
The module interface is compatible with formatters like
"HTML::FormatText", but all parsing etc is done by links. See
"HTML::FormatExternal" for the formatting functions and options, all
of which are supported by "HTML::FormatText::Links", with the
- "leftmargin", "rightmargin"
- In past versions of links without the "-html-margin" option you
always get an extra 3 spaces within the requested left and right
- "input_charset", "output_charset"
- An output charset requires Links 2.0 or higher (or some such version), and
as of 2.2 the output cannot be UTF-8 (though the input can be). Various
unicode inputs are turned into reasonable output though, for example
smiley face U+263A becomes ":-)".
Links can be a bit 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 "ISO-8859-1" etc is
Copyright 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015 Kevin Ryde
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