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New HTML parser HText interface committed to CVS

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 1999 11:36:15 -0500
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To: www-lib@w3.org

A completely rewritten HText interface that makes it a lot easier to use
the libwww HTML parser and also doesn't throw away tags or entities that
are not defined in the libwww HTML DTD.

The new interface is based on registering callbacks so that the application
doesn't have to provide the old HText functions that it didn't use. The
HTML parser itself has also improved as it now knows about several HTML 4.0

Finally, there are three new sample applications called showtags, showtext,
and showlinks which illustrate how to use the new HText interface.
Currently the line mode browser hasn't been updated so it doesn't compile
for the moment.

You can find these examples described at


There are a lot of files affected and so you should do a complete update
before trying to compile.

How to get it:

How to recompile:

Have fun!

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen,
World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Wednesday, 6 January 1999 11:36:17 UTC

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