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Date: 2004-06-21 (16:03)
From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: [Caml-list] Parse crazy HTML, output XML
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>

Desired output:

This is <strong>the sort of document</strong> which I have to parse.

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?


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