Any way to examine text as a browser presents it?

I am trying to figure out if there is a way to examine a web page as the browser presents it. I want to be able to parse just the text that is visible on a web page when it is published to the browser.  Anyone know of a way to do this?

Thanks,
David
LVL 1
David AldridgeAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
FishMongerCommented:
Take a look at HTML::Parser
0
 
David AldridgeAuthor Commented:
I've been looking at that one along with HTML::Tree, but none of them seem to want to do what I need.
0
Cloud Class® Course: Amazon Web Services - Basic

Are you thinking about creating an Amazon Web Services account for your business? Not sure where to start? In this course you’ll get an overview of the history of AWS and take a tour of their user interface.

 
FishMongerCommented:
You need to provide more info on what you want to accomplish.
0
 
David AldridgeAuthor Commented:
I was afraid I might not have been clear.  I'm sorry about that.  What I usually do in this situation is use LWP to dump the code into an array or variable.  I then parse the code for whatever I want.  I've got a situation now (and it may be because of poor coding on the html side) where I have several pages I need to check for links and coresponding fields which indicate a queue is filling up.  The problem is, in the raw html code, there are SEVERAL references to a single link and I only want the ones with the different queues associated with them.  This looks even more confusing.  Let me see if I can get a screen shot of the page and highlight what I want to capture, and post an example of the html code.  The problem there is the code is very extensive.  Anyway, let me see what I can do to clear this question up. Thanks in advance for your help.  I'll bump this up to a 500 pointer.  It's not going to be as easy as I thought.
0
 
David AldridgeAuthor Commented:
I was able to work out a solution which is ALMOST what I need, but it will work with the HTML::ListScraper.  Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.