Re: [htdig] Question about writing parsers

Subject: Re: [htdig] Question about writing parsers
From: Geoff Hutchison (
Date: Thu May 11 2000 - 06:25:19 PDT

At 10:03 PM -0400 5/10/00, gil cohen wrote:
>Hi there, I just wrote a parser program in shell script. It parses
>HTML, but, if I make change the html type in the config file, will
>htdig parse it itself and let the other program parse it? I'm using
>the other program to get data from every file that htdig sees. Is
>this possible?

Sure. The external parser and external converter features override
the internal parsers for exactly this reason. For your task, you may
find it much easier to use an external "converter" since this would
just require your script to record the information you want and pass
the HTML back to htdig.

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online

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