[Perl] Extract a Paragraph from a large file

Ariel E. Y. Brosh ariel at atheist.org.il
Sun Jun 30 20:11:11 PDT 2002

Many times we fetch the formatted HTML from the web in order to parse and
"steal" the data; reverse engineer from report to data.

HTML::TableExtract might do the job for you. I wrote myself (and never
uploaded) an extremely memory hungry alternative that parses all tables in
a page into a tree; do you think such a tool would be useful for people?
(Very memory hungry, as I said). I used it to "steal" wheather information
from several sites. (Today I fetch weather from METAR, if it helps

On Sun, 30 Jun 2002, Gabor Szabo wrote:

> On Sun, 30 Jun 2002, Georges EL OJAIMI wrote:
> >   Hi,
> >
> > I have a large size HTML report with duplications generated from a
> > database
> I am not sure I understand. You don't have access to the original database
> any more , only the html report and now you have to parse that ?
> Wouldn't it be easier to fetch the data from the old database ?
> in any case examples (but NOT in attached files !) are always usefull
> and can get you faster and better help.
> Of course, make sure you are not publishing sensitive data !
> -- Gabor
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