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[REBOL] Re: looking for a function...

From: ddalley:idirect at: 13-Nov-2000 2:02

On 12-Nov-00, Brett Handley wrote:
> > > How does such a thing deal with tables and other anti-text HTML format > elements? > I was thinking more from the input side rather than the output side. Tables > for example, are quite often used for layout reasons as opposed to > delivering tabular data. Throw in the use of colspan and the fact that some > cells will contain navigation and other cells will contain content or even > nested tables and it becomes somewhat confusing. I was curious as to how > these things are treated by the HTML stripper. Or is it a GUI thing, that > you highlight certain areas that you want extracted?
Try some and find out, Brett. It depends upon the author of the source and the talents of the stripper program, too. You need to answer (to yourself): how is the stripped text going to be used, by you or another program? If you need to be able to easily read a complicated table, you may be out of luck, but, for the most part, it all works just fine -- ---===///||| Donald Dalley |||\\\===--- The World of AmiBroker Support http://webhome.idirect.com/~ddalley UIN/ICQ#: 65203020