Re: [xml] Parsing tag-soup HTML

On Sun, 17 Jun 2007 10:18:29 -0400
Daniel Veillard <veillard redhat com> wrote:

So, what do you think?  Is this something the libxml2 project
would like to see, or would you prefer to steer well clear?

  I'm not adverse to adding a new HTML parsing option for 'tag soup'
but you would have to define clearly what is the new parsing strategy
before I (and others on this list) can say yes or no to that option.
So what would the 'tag soup' parser do that the current HTML parser
does not and vice-versa ? If you could define this other than by an
accumulation of specific cases then that's probably viable, but if
it's just an ever growing list of individual preferences on a case
by case basis, this doesn't sound okay to say yes to your selection 
rather than someone else application own set.
  Makes sense ?

Thanks for the quick response.

Yes, of course I didn't expect a straight "yes" to such a vague
proposal.  My question concerned whether I should invest the time
and effort to determine the details of how this should look in the
context of HTMLparser.

I'll take your reply as a yes in principle, and dive into the code
to think it through a little more.  If it looks promising, I'll
come back to you with more concrete proposals.

Nick Kew

Application Development with Apache - the Apache Modules Book

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