Author image Kevin Ryde
and 1 contributors


HTML::FormatText::Vilistextum - format HTML as plain text using vilistextum


 use HTML::FormatText::Vilistextum;
 $text = HTML::FormatText::Vilistextum->format_file ($filename);
 $text = HTML::FormatText::Vilistextum->format_string ($html_string);

 $formatter = HTML::FormatText::Vilistextum->new;
 $tree = HTML::TreeBuilder->new_from_file ($filename);
 $text = $formatter->format ($tree);


HTML::FormatText::Vilistextum turns HTML into plain text using the vilistextum program.

The module interface is compatible with formatters like HTML::FormatText, but all parsing etc is done by vilistextum.

See HTML::FormatExternal for the formatting functions and options, with the following caveats,


There's no input_charset option yet. (vilistextum has a -y option but it might be only a default, with the document <meta> taking precedence, whereas the intention of input_charset is to override the document.)


Charset "UTF-8" can be given for UTF-8 output. This passes -u to vilistextum, which is only available if built with --enable-multibyte (as of its version 2.6.9).


HTML::FormatExternal, vilistextum(1)



Copyright 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015 Kevin Ryde

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