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HTML::HeadParser

Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3)
Updated: 2013-05-08
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NAME

HTML::HeadParser - Parse <HEAD> section of a HTML document 

SYNOPSIS

 require HTML::HeadParser; $p = HTML::HeadParser->new; $p->parse($text) and  print "not finished"; $p->header('Title')          # to access <title>....</title> $p->header('Content-Base')   # to access <base href="http://..."> $p->header('Foo')            # to access <meta http-equiv="Foo" content="..."> $p->header('X-Meta-Author')  # to access <meta name="author" content="..."> $p->header('X-Meta-Charset') # to access <meta charset="...">
 

DESCRIPTION

The "HTML::HeadParser" is a specialized (and lightweight)"HTML::Parser" that will only parse the <HEAD>...</HEAD>section of an HTML document. The parse() methodwill return a FALSE value as soon as some <BODY> element or bodytext are found, and should not be called again after this.

Note that the "HTML::HeadParser" might get confused if raw undecodedUTF-8 is passed to the parse() method. Make sure the strings areproperly decoded before passing them on.

The "HTML::HeadParser" keeps a reference to a header object, and theparser will update this header object as the various elements of the<HEAD> section of the HTML document are recognized. The followingheader fields are affected:

Content-Base:
The Content-Base header is initialized from the <basehref=``...''> element.
Title:
The Title header is initialized from the <title>...</title>element.
Isindex:
The Isindex header will be added if there is a <isindex>element in the <head>. The header value is initialized from theprompt attribute if it is present. If no prompt attribute isgiven it will have '?' as the value.
X-Meta-Foo:
All <meta> elements containing a "name" attribute will result inheaders using the prefix "X-Meta-" appended with the value of the"name" attribute as the name of the header, and the value of the"content" attribute as the pushed header value.

<meta> elements containing a "http-equiv" attribute will resultin headers as in above, but without the "X-Meta-" prefix in theheader name.

<meta> elements containing a "charset" attribute will result inan "X-Meta-Charset" header, using the value of the "charset"attribute as the pushed header value.

The ':' character can't be represented in header field names, soif the meta element contains this char it's substituted with '-'before forming the field name.

 

METHODS

The following methods (in addition to those provided by thesuperclass) are available:
$hp = HTML::HeadParser->new
$hp = HTML::HeadParser->new( $header )
The object constructor. The optional $header argument should be areference to an object that implement the header() and push_header()methods as defined by the "HTTP::Headers" class. Normally it will beof some class that is a or delegates to the "HTTP::Headers" class.

If no $header is given "HTML::HeadParser" will create an"HTTP::Headers" object by itself (initially empty).

$hp->header;
Returns a reference to the header object.
$hp->header( $key )
Returns a header value. It is just a shorter way to write"$hp->header->header($key)".
 

EXAMPLE

 $h = HTTP::Headers->new; $p = HTML::HeadParser->new($h); $p->parse(<<EOT); <title>Stupid example</title> <base href="http://www.linpro.no/lwp/"> Normal text starts here. EOT undef $p; print $h->title;   # should print "Stupid example"
 

SEE ALSO

HTML::Parser, HTTP::Headers

The "HTTP::Headers" class is distributed as part of thelibwww-perl package. If you don't have that distribution installedyou need to provide the $header argument to the "HTML::HeadParser"constructor with your own object that implements the documentedprotocol. 

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 1996-2001 Gisle Aas. All rights reserved.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/ormodify it under the same terms as Perl itself.


 

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