Playing with HTML Parser ?

Posted on 2000-03-13
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Hi !
does anybody have an exemple code using Java parser
to replace Balise <FoNT  cOLor=#000000  >  stuff </foNT>
by a balise<select name="select"> toto </select> ?

see ya !
Question by:NextOne

Expert Comment

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class ReplaceTest {

    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
        String wordToReplace = "replace";
        String newWord = "new";
        FileInputStream fis = new FileInputStream("yourfile.html");
        InputStreamReader isr = new InputStreamReader(fis);

        char[] buf = new char[1024];
        StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer();

        while (, 0, buf.length) != -1) {

        int index = 0;
        String temp = sb.toString();

        while ((index = temp.indexOf(wordToReplace)) != -1) {
            sb.replace(index, wordToReplace.length(), newWord);


Expert Comment

ID: 2612222
Dear Nextone,

Go and play with


This will ease your task.

all the best



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Author Comment

ID: 2613118
For jerch :

Sorry I don't want to replace a Word ! I want
to Parse an HTML file there's lot's of different case
that coul match and I need to build a tree like the HTML Parser do. And i need to be realy sure to be in the right tag.


For Murali :

Thanks that's what i'm looking for but when I'm trying to use HTML Parser CallBack, I can't do what i wanted to do. I 'm looking for a tutorial or an exemple that help me...

I'm going to look at Document Parser but i think i ll have no more answer

If you have any good site or exemple ?

thanks !

Accepted Solution

kbeier earned 65 total points
ID: 2622528
Hi NextOne,

Would a really good Java Regular Expression package help you?  My favourite is Package COM.stevesoft.pat.  You can get it at:

There are other good regex packages out there too though.  Maybe anyone else reading this could post another recommendation!

Hope this helps you.

Author Comment

ID: 2622690
I'm going to look....
I found  a package that already help
me I can't give you the adress because I don't find it on the web but if some one is interested mail me !

 The package works has a streamTokenizer with html and it is very cool

for keier :

I gonna look at you link and tell you if it would match.... but i think i'll give you point


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