Revision history for HTML::TableExtract 2.10 Sat Jul 15 20:50:41 EDT 2006 - minor bug fixed in HTML repair routines (thanks to Dave Gray) 2.09 Thu Jun 8 15:46:17 EDT 2006 - Tweaked rasterizer to handle some situations where the HTML is broken but tables can still be inferred. - Fixed TREE() definition for situations where import() is not invoked. (thanks to DDICK on cpan.org) 2.08 Wed May 3 17:17:33 EDT 2006 - Implemented new rasterizer for grid mapping. Thanks to Roland Schar for a tortuous example of span issues. - This also fixes a bug the old skew method had when it encountered ridiculously large spans (out of memory). Thanks to Andreas Gustafsson. - Regular extraction and TREE mode are using the same rasterizer now. - Fixed HTML stripping for a header matching bug on single word text in keep_html mode (thanks to Michael S. Muegel for pointing the bug out) 2.07 Sun Feb 19 13:40:44 EST 2006 - Fixed subtable slicing bug - Fixed hrow() attachment bug - Added tests 2.06 Tue Oct 18 13:13:52 EDT 2005 - Tightened up element interactions in TREE() mode when examining rows, columns, cells, etc. Was running into trouble with dereferencing scalars vs objects. - Documented space() H::TE::T method, added tests - Added POD tests - Documentation updates and fixes 2.05 Tue Oct 4 16:00:02 EDT 2005 - Fixed a TREE() definition bug and class method assignments - Fixed a 'row above header' bug, added tests 2.04 Wed Aug 3 14:42:23 EDT 2005 - Fixed some conditional optional dependency tests in order to avoid falure assertions on some test boxes. 2.03 Wed Jul 20 12:45:56 EDT 2005 - Fixed greedy attribute bug (non qualifying tables were being selected under certain circumstances) - Moved more completely to File::Spec operations in testload.pm in order to make windows boxes happy. 2.02 Thu Jun 23 12:42:44 EDT 2005 - squelched TREE() creation warnings for subclasses - fixed a rows() bug involving keep_headers 2.01 Tue Jun 21 22:05:53 EDT 2005 - fixed some test changes 2.00 Fri Jun 17 17:28:10 EDT 2005 - Can now return parsed tables as HTML::TableElement objects within an HTML::Element tree structure (via HTML::TreeBuilder) for such purposes as in-line editing of table content within documents. Invoked via 'use HTML::TableExtract qw(tree);'. - Added columns(), row(), column(), and cell() methods. - Added some handy reporting methods: tables_report() and tables_dump(). These are almost always handy while first analyzing a new HTML document for table content. - Debugging and error output can now be assigned to arbitrary file handles. ! Old 'table_state' methods are now merely 'table' methods, though the old table_state style is still supported. ! Chains have been dropped. Though interesting (think xpath), they needlessly complicated matters as they were nearly universally unused. 1.09 Fri Feb 25 17:49:00 EST 2005 - Tables can now be selected by table tag attributes - lineage() method now returns row and column information, as well as depth and count, for each ancestor (potential backwards incompatability, entries are now 4 element arrays now rather than 2) - header matching and column retention enhancements - header retention - old-style procedures deprecated in prepration for them to become methods - various bug fixes 1.08 Thu Apr 4 11:26:27 CST 2002 - Added some more crufty HTML tolerance -- not PC (puristicly correct) but HTML correctness is probably of no interest to those merely trying to extract information *out* of HTML. - Fixed a mapback problem with the legacy methods 1.07 Wed Aug 22 06:14:24 CDT 2001 - Added keep_html option for HTML retention - bug fix for depth/count targets 1.06 Thu Nov 2 15:29:49 CST 2000 - Added <br> translation to newlines (enabled by default) - cleaned up some warnings 1.05 Sun Aug 6 06:38:14 CDT 2000 - minor bug fix involving empty cells 1.04 Sat Jul 15 02:18:04 CDT 2000 - fixed gridmap bug involving skew calcs on unwanted columns - added example page reference in README 1.03 Tue Jul 7 03:43:30 CDT 2000 - gridmap option, columns are really columns regardless of cell span skew - Added chains for relative targeting * Terminus-matching by default * Elasticity option * Waypoint retention option * Lineage tracking (match record along chain) - Significant tests added to 'make test' - Documentation rewrite 0.05 Tue Mar 21 08:11:54 CST 2000 - Fixed -w init warnings for dangling columns in header mode - added 'decode' option to turn off text decoding when desired - internally stores real slices right now rather than sparse tables that later get massaged. 0.03 Thu Mar 9 13:10:03 CST 2000 - Fixed bug regarding incomplete defaults - Tables, rows, and cells that are either empty or contain no text are now properly noted - Header patterns now match across stripped tags - In some cases, mangled HTML tables are properly scanned by inferring missing <TR> tags. - Depth/Count votes are now properly honored. - Cleaned up some -w noise. 0.02 Thu Feb 10 13:43:04 CST 2000 - Fixed some problems tracking counts at revisited depths. - Minor doc fix, added mailing list 0.01 Wed Feb 2 18:24:07 CST 2000 - Initial version.