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From Paul J DeCoursey <>
Subject Re: Ignoring Specific Tags with Digester
Date Thu, 27 Jul 2006 21:30:43 GMT
Simon Kitching wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-07-27 at 09:59 -0400, rjn wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> I'm trying to write a Syndication Feed parser using Digester, however
>> I'm running into a stumbling block.  Many feeds have HTML in the
>> entries such as <a>, <br>, etc.   Digester tries to parse these as XML
>> tags, thus leading to blanks in the data I pull out.  I was wondering
>> if there was way to set Digester to ignore specific tags (in this
>> case, the HTML tags)?
> No. Digester uses a standard xml parser to parse its input. That means
> the input *must* be valid xml. If the input you have to handle isn't
> valid xml, then you can't use an xml parser to parse it.
> Perhaps you can use the NekoHTML parser to convert the input to valid
> XML??
> Regards,
> Simon
I don't think that was the question. I'm guessing the xml is valid, it's 
just not dealing with the xhtml part of it correctly. I'm not too 
familiar with Digester to know the solution however.


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