Name

html2text — transform basic HTML input to plain-text

DESCRIPTION

The filter performs simple replacement of input HTML — it strips the <b>, <i> and <u> tags, and replaces line breaks (<br>) and paragraphs (<p>) with newlines.

EXAMPLES

Example: Filter example

[filter html2text]
<p>
Perl is <b>a lot</b> of <u>fun</u>!
</p>
<p>
Interesting tricks with <i>the language</i> can be seen at: <br>
MJD's <a href="http://perl.plover.com/">plover.com</a>.
</p>
<p>
Programming is an art.
</p>
[/filter]

          

NOTES

Support for stripping <b>, <i> and <u> tags was added in Interchange 5.5.2.

For more information on Perl Regular Expressions, pattern matching and character classes, see perlre(1).

AVAILABILITY

html2text is available in Interchange versions:

4.6.0-5.7.0 (git-head)

SOURCE

Interchange 5.7.0:

Source: code/Filter/html2text.filter
Lines: 18


# Copyright 2002-2009 Interchange Development Group and others
# Copyright 1996-2002 Red Hat, Inc.
# 
# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
# the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
# (at your option) any later version.  See the LICENSE file for details.

CodeDef html2text Filter
CodeDef html2text Description Simple html2text
CodeDef html2text Routine <<EOR
sub {
my $val = shift;
$val =~ s%\s*<(?:br\s*/?|/?p[^>]*)>\s*%\n%gi;
$val =~ s%<[/!a-zA-Z].*?>%%gs;
return $val;
}
EOR

AUTHORS

Interchange Development Group

SEE ALSO

DocBook! Interchange!