How to extract an entire element from an HTML file?
keith.clarke at me.com
Mon Nov 26 04:30:21 EST 2018
Thanks for the steer, Paul - I’ve not worked with XML in LiveCode so hadn’t made the connection between the HTML markup structure & XML.
A quick scan through suggests that this library could prove really useful - I’ll dig further and look for related resources, thanks.
> On 25 Nov 2018, at 13:55, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> You could do this with revXML (see teh dictionary), but it is not a
> single call.
> On 11/25/2018 7:12 AM, Keith Clarke via use-livecode wrote:
>> I have experimented with using jQuery in a browser widget for this purpose but it introduces dependencies & integration complexities - and I’d prefer to work without necessitating a desktop UI to contain for the browser widget, so the code could potentially run on LC Server.
>> I can see how I might build a 'roll-your-own' approach, using LiveCode’s powerful text & chunk features. This would seem to need the HTML file to be pre-processed, to iterate through the tags of the text file to both find & mark both each nesting level within elements and also ‘pair-up’ the (anonymous) closing tags.
>> Is there a smarter way - any HTML parsing utilities/libraries/lessons/stacks I should study?
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