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HTML::HeadParser(3)   User Contributed Perl Documentation  HTML::HeadParser(3)

       HTML::HeadParser	- Parse	<HEAD> section of a HTML document

	require	HTML::HeadParser;
	$p = HTML::HeadParser->new;
	$p->parse($text) and  print "not finished";

	$p->header('Title')	     # to access <title>....</title>
	$p->header('Content-Base')   # to access <base href="http://...">
	$p->header('Foo')	     # to access <meta http-equiv="Foo"	content="...">
	$p->header('X-Meta-Author')  # to access <meta name="author" content="...">
	$p->header('X-Meta-Charset') # to access <meta charset="...">

       The "HTML::HeadParser" is a specialized (and lightweight)
       "HTML::Parser" that will	only parse the <HEAD>...</HEAD>	section	of an
       HTML document.  The parse() method will return a	FALSE value as soon as
       some <BODY> element or body text	are found, and should not be called
       again after this.

       Note that the "HTML::HeadParser"	might get confused if raw undecoded
       UTF-8 is	passed to the parse() method.  Make sure the strings are
       properly	decoded	before passing them on.

       The "HTML::HeadParser" keeps a reference	to a header object, and	the
       parser will update this header object as	the various elements of	the
       <HEAD> section of the HTML document are recognized.  The	following
       header fields are affected:

	   The Content-Base header is initialized from the <base href="...">

	   The Title header is initialized from	the <title>...</title>

	   The Isindex header will be added if there is	a <isindex> element in
	   the <head>.	The header value is initialized	from the prompt
	   attribute if	it is present.	If no prompt attribute is given	it
	   will	have '?' as the	value.

	   All <meta> elements containing a "name" attribute will result in
	   headers using the prefix "X-Meta-" appended with the	value of the
	   "name" attribute as the name	of the header, and the value of	the
	   "content" attribute as the pushed header value.

	   <meta> elements containing a	"http-equiv" attribute will result in
	   headers as in above,	but without the	"X-Meta-" prefix in the	header

	   <meta> elements containing a	"charset" attribute will result	in an
	   "X-Meta-Charset" header, using the value of the "charset" attribute
	   as the pushed header	value.

	   The ':' character can't be represented in header field names, so if
	   the meta element contains this char it's substituted	with '-'
	   before forming the field name.

       The following methods (in addition to those provided by the superclass)
       are available:

       $hp = HTML::HeadParser->new
       $hp = HTML::HeadParser->new( $header )
	   The object constructor.  The	optional $header argument should be a
	   reference to	an object that implement the header() and
	   push_header() methods as defined by the "HTTP::Headers" class.
	   Normally it will be of some class that is a or delegates to the
	   "HTTP::Headers" class.

	   If no $header is given "HTML::HeadParser" will create an
	   "HTTP::Headers" object by itself (initially empty).

	   Returns a reference to the header object.

       $hp->header( $key )
	   Returns a header value.  It is just a shorter way to	write

	$h = HTTP::Headers->new;
	$p = HTML::HeadParser->new($h);
	<title>Stupid example</title>
	<base href="">
	Normal text starts here.
	undef $p;
	print $h->title;   # should print "Stupid example"

       HTML::Parser, HTTP::Headers

       The "HTTP::Headers" class is distributed	as part	of the libwww-perl
       package.	 If you	don't have that	distribution installed you need	to
       provide the $header argument to the "HTML::HeadParser" constructor with
       your own	object that implements the documented protocol.

       Copyright 1996-2001 Gisle Aas. All rights reserved.

       This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the same terms as Perl itself.

perl v5.32.0			  2013-10-21		   HTML::HeadParser(3)


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