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Dear Monks,

This might sound like a FAQ to you, but I couldn't find the right answer yet.

My application needs the functionality of fast and easy convertion between HTML and Text. Until now I have done only convertion from formatted text to HTML (with HTML::FromText), which works great for me. Converting from HTML back to text though seems to be a problem. I've looked at modules like HTML::Parser and HTML::TokeParser, but they seem to be too complex and troublesome for what I need.

Any help is greatly appreciated. :)


First of all, I would like to thank everyone for help.

Secondly, after looking at my problem from a slightly different point of view, it appears that I do not need the HTML to text convertion at all. I just need a text version and a flag, indicating if I should pipe that text through the HTML::FromText or not. Practice makes perfect, I guess. :)

In reply to HTML <=> Text convertion by TVSET

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
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