Shlomi Fish


HTML::Links::Localize - Convert HTML Files to be used on a hard disk


    use HTML::Links::Localize;

    my $converter = 
            'base_dir' => "/var/www/html/shlomi/Perl/Newbies/lecture4/",
            'dest_dir' => "./dest"


    $converter->process_dir_tree('only-newer' => 1);
    my $new_content = $converter->process_content(\$html_text);


HTML::Links::Localize converts HTML files to be used when viewing on the hard disk. Namely, it converts relative links to point to "index.html" files in their directories.

To use it, first initialize an instance using new. The constructor accepts two named parameters which are mandatory. 'base_dir' is the base directory (or source directory) for the operations. 'dest_dir' is the root destination directory.

Afterwards, you can use the methods:

$new_content = $converter->process_content(FILE)

This function converts a singular text of an HTML file to a hard disk one. FILE is any argument accepatble by HTML::TokeParser. It returns the new content.


This function converts a filename relative to the source directory to its corresponding file in the destination directory.

$converter->process_dir_tree( [ 'only-newer' => 1] );

This function converts the entire directory tree that starts at the base directory. only-newer means to convert only files that are newer in a make-like fashion.


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