HTML::FormatText::Vilistextum(3) format HTML as plain text using vilistextum


use HTML::FormatText::Vilistextum;
$text = HTML::FormatText::Vilistextum->format_file ($filename);
$text = HTML::FormatText::Vilistextum->format_string ($html_string);
$formatter = HTML::FormatText::Vilistextum->new;
$tree = HTML::TreeBuilder->new_from_file ($filename);
$text = $formatter->format ($tree);


"HTML::FormatText::Vilistextum" turns HTML into plain text using the "vilistextum" program.


The module interface is compatible with formatters like "HTML::FormatText", but all parsing etc is done by vilistextum.

See "HTML::FormatExternal" for the formatting functions and options, with the following caveats,

There's no "input_charset" option yet. ("vilistextum" has a "-y" option but it might be only a default, with the document "<meta>" taking precedence, whereas the intention of "input_charset" is to override the document.)
Charset ``UTF-8'' can be given for UTF-8 output. This passes "-u" to "vilistextum", which is only available if built with "--enable-multibyte" (as of its version 2.6.9).


Copyright 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015 Kevin Ryde

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