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Date: 2004-06-21 (16:12)
From: Gerd Stolpmann <info@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Parse crazy HTML, output XML
Am Mon, 2004-06-21 um 18.03 schrieb Richard Jones:
> I have a bunch of HTML documents from an external source which I do
> not control.  They aren't valid XML, by any means.  I need to read
> them in, do a "best effort" to build a DOM, do various manipulations
> over the DOM (such as removing <script> tags, replace <B> with
> <strong>, etc.), and output an XHTML fragment.  I also need to do this
> from an OCaml program.
> Example input:
> ---
> This is <B>the sort of document</B> which I have to parse.<br>
> <br>
> <br>
> ---
> Desired output:
> ---
> <p>
> This is <strong>the sort of document</strong> which I have to parse.
> </p>
> ---
> The problem is the parsing phase.  Both PXP and XmlLight will only
> parse valid XML (as far as I can see).  Is there any simple pure OCaml
> library for parsing HTML and producing a DOM?

The Nethtml of ocamlnet can do this (ocamlnet.sourceforge.net).

Gerd Stolpmann * Viktoriastr. 45 * 64293 Darmstadt * Germany 
gerd@gerd-stolpmann.de          http://www.gerd-stolpmann.de

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