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Re: [Lynx-dev] Lynx as a HTML to text converter.

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Lynx as a HTML to text converter.
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 20:33:08 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 2 Aug 2005, Jari Tuominen wrote:


I am programming a Web crawler and an indexer.

I am implementing Lynx in converting HTML documents into text files, by using command "lynx -dump".

The problem is that it converts relative URLs to FILE:///db/www/... -stylish.

yes - because the document you pointed it at is that type of URL.
True, lynx is interpreting the URLs, but it's not changing their type.

I am using Lynx in extracting links out of the HTML files, so I need to play around alot to convert those local URLs back to relative ones, which I can combine to the host name, therefore creating an absolute www- URL.

If you know any other program than Lynx which does these similar tasks at same performance, I would be interested to know, thanks...

I'm not sure if you'll find one (sorry).

Thomas E. Dickey

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