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HTML::TreeBuilder - Parser that builds a HTML syntax tree


 $h = new HTML::TreeBuilder;

 print $h->as_HTML;  # or any other HTML::Element method


This is a parser that builds (and actually itself is) a HTML syntax tree.

Objects of this class inherit the methods of both HTML::Parser and HTML::Element. After parsing has taken place it can be regarded as the syntax tree itself.

The following method all control how parsing takes place. You can set the attributes by passing a TRUE or FALSE value as argument.


Setting this attribute to true will instruct the parser to try to deduce implicit elements and implicit end tags. If it is false you get a parse tree that just reflects the text as it stands. Might be useful for quick & dirty parsing. Default is true.

Implicit elements have the implicit() attribute set.


This attribute controls whether unknown tags should be represented as elements in the parse tree. Default is true.


Do not represent the text content of elements. This saves space if all you want is to examine the structure of the document. Default is false.


Call warn() with an appropriate message for syntax errors. Default is false.


HTML::Parser, HTML::Element


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