htmllib.py and parsing malformed HTML

KC nskhcarlso at bellsouth.net
Tue Sep 2 04:15:51 CEST 2003


I have written a parser using htmllib.HTMLParser and it functions fine 
unless the HTML is malformed.  For example, is some instances, the 
provider of the HTML leaves out the <TR> tags but includes the </TR> tags.

Apparently, htmllib and more likely sgmllib do not parse an end tag if a 
corresponding start tag was not found.  Does anyone know a way to "fool" 
the parser into handling the end tag is a start tag was not found?

Thanks,

Kevin





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