Changes for version 2.00 - 2005-06-17
- 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.
- HTML::TableExtract - Perl module for extracting the text contained in tables within an HTML document.