in reply to Simplify parsing a file

For the parsing part I would use HTML::TokeParser::Simple, wrote by our brother Ovid; here it is an example from the documentation:

use HTML::TokeParser::Simple; my $p = HTML::TokeParser::Simple->new( $somefile ); while ( my $token = $p->get_token ) { # This prints all text in an HTML doc (i.e., it strips the HTML) next unless $token->is_text; print $token->as_is; }
Nice, isn't it? HTML parsing is not easy as it may seem, relying on a well written module is not a sin :)

Ciao, Valerio