[Haskell-cafe] Parse HTML that is contain javascript

Patrick Hurst lightquake at amateurtopologist.com
Tue Dec 24 19:58:16 UTC 2013

On Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 1:42 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 2:20 PM, akira kawata <a.kawashiro at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Did you mean HaXmL?
> Pick an XML parser. CDATA is an XML construct. Well-formed HTML *should*
> be XML compatible, although it's very rare to find proper well-formed HTML
> these days....
This is actually not true; for example, not closing your <br> tags is
perfectly valid HTML5 but invalid XML, and you can use > literals in script
tags. The CDATA-inside-comments hack isn't necessary and hasn't been for
years. You should try to parse HTML as HTML.

That being said, if html-conduit works for you, use it; if not, try
TagSoup, which doesn't try to structure your data into a DOM.

> <p> hogehoge </p>
> <script>if(window.mw){
> mw.loader.state({"<script>":"</script>","user":"ready","
> user.groups":"ready"});
> }
> </script>
> </html>

It's worth noting that the browser will probably interpret the quoted
</script> as the end-of-script marker; Chrome did when I copied this into
an HTML file and saved it. You need to replace it with "</scr" + "ipt>" or
something similar. I'm a little surprised html-conduit doesn't interpret
</script> as end-of-script.
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