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Converting HTML into text

 
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Hi,

I wrote a script which gets a webpage and dumps the entire thing into a file.

Is there anyway to remove all the html and formatting stuff so I'm left with the text?

Also, how do I extract the URL's in the file?

Thank you in advance
 
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Parsing HTML, unless it's extremely simple HMTL, is tricky business. You're probably best off using a Java library, like HtmlEditorKit, for that. If you do a Google search for "HtmlEditorKit extract text from html", you'll come up with some examples.

As for identifying URLs in a file you can use regex for that, though it can get ugly too. Here's a JavaRanch thread with an example: https://coderanch.com/t/382015/Java-General/java/regex-find-url

Have fun,
Dave
 
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