Perl Help For Newbie

Aaron Peterson aaron at
Mon Apr 26 13:22:02 PDT 2004

> I understand.  However, because my source file is already an HTML doc, I
> would have to some how extract the relevant parts into the data file you
> describe.  Would this still be the preferred way to do it?

The decision is up to you, really.  If it were up to me, and I could
forsee having to go through this process again in the future, I would do a
little more work up front to save time on subsequent repetitions.  If this
is really truly a one time thing, you can perhaps make your regex good
enough to do the substitution.  As I've mentioned, that is often difficult
with xml html (not impossible, but difficult).


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