[Web-SIG] HTML parsers and DOM; WWW::Mechanize work-alike
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Tue Dec 2 09:54:22 EST 2003
Steve Holden spoo'd forth:
> I think we also want to consider seriously whether tidy is what we need.
> Does it really provide a necessary function? And, even if it does, how
> valuable would that function be? I wasn't impressed with tidy in either
> of the two attempts I made to use it.
I don't see that tidy's ability to tidy HTML per se is useful, but I
think that it's very useful in that it can take invalid HTML and
convert it to valid XHTML. That way, we can get a DOM tree from invalid
HTML, which is very useful...
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