HTML::Clean - Cleans up HTML code for web browsers, not humans
$h = new HTML::Clean($filename); # or..
$h = new HTML::Clean($htmlcode);
$data = $h->data();
The HTML::Clean module encapsulates a number of common techniques for minimizing the size of HTML files. You can typically save between 10% and 50% of the size of a HTML file using these methods. It provides the following features:
The entire proces is configurable, so you can pick and choose what you want to clean.
This creates a new HTML::Clean object. A Prerequisite for all other functions in this module.
The $dataorfile parameter supplies the input HTML, either a filename, or a reference to a scalar value holding the HTML, for example:
$h = new HTML::Clean("/htdocs/index.html");
$html = "<strong>Hello!</strong>";
$h = new HTML::Clean(\$html);
An optional 'level' parameter controls the level of optimization performed. Levels range from 1 to 9. Level 1 includes only simple fast optimizations. Level 9 includes all optimizations.
This function allows you to reinitialize the HTML data used by the current object. This is useful if you are processing many files.
$dataorfile has the same usage as the new method.
Return 0 for an error, 1 for success.
Get/set the optimization level. $level is a number from 1 to 9.
Returns the current HTML data as a scalar reference.
Removes excess space from HTML
You can control the optimizations used by specifying them in the %options hash reference.
The following options are recognized:
whitespace Remove excess whitespace
shortertags <strong> -> <b>, etc..
blink No blink tags.
contenttype Remove default contenttype.
comments Remove excess comments.
entities " -> ", etc.
dequote remove quotes from tag parameters where possible.
defcolor recode colors in shorter form. (#ffffff -> white, etc.)
htmldefaults remove default values for some html tags
lowercasetags translate all HTML tags to lowercase
meta Takes a space separated list of meta tags to remove,
default "GENERATOR FORMATTER"
emptytags Takes a space separated list of tags to remove when there is no
content between the start and end tag, like this: <b></b>.
The default is 'b i font center'
This function improves the cross-platform compatibility of your HTML. Currently checks for the following problems:
This function converts pages created with Microsoft Frontpage to something a Unix server will understand a bit better. This function currently does the following:
Paul Lindner for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
The HTML::Strip module is Copyright (c) 1998,99 by the ITU, Geneva Switzerland. All rights reserved.
You may distribute under the terms of either the GNU General Public License or the Artistic License, as specified in the Perl README file.
2 POD Errors
The following errors were encountered while parsing the POD:
You forgot a '=back' before '=head2'
=back without =over
To install HTML::Clean, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.