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Re: Linking Emacs with libxml2

From: Eric M. Ludlam
Subject: Re: Linking Emacs with libxml2
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 20:55:23 -0400
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Sorry for the late reply.

The Semantic parser is a cheap regexp matcher that just looks for titles and <Hx> lines so things like Speedbar can show a high-level overview of your text.

It would be much better to use a real parser if one is available to provide to have that info in one place.


On 09/06/2010 03:19 PM, Chong Yidong wrote:
Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen<address@hidden>  writes:

Apparently libxml2 comes with a parser for "real world" HTML, which is
very intriguing:


If Emacs provided a native interface to this function, we could say

(parse-html "file.html")
=>  (:html (:head ...) (:body ...))

and get a nice parse tree out very fast.  (Parsing HTML from Emacs Lisp
is rather slow.)

Semantic already has a HTML parser, but I don't know how usable it is
for the purposes of writing a renderer.

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