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Michael Gargiullo
March 27, 2002 21:58
RE: finding text
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The actual html (Which I jst grabbed) is :

<table border=0 cellspacing=4 cellpadding=1 width="45%">
<td align=center><FONT SIZE=+1>Data source: <A
HREF="../products/z5/z5.htm">ZIPList5</A> (March 2002)
<center><table border=0 cellspacing=4 cellpadding=1>
align=center>Hightstown</font></td><td align=center>NJ</font></td><td
align=center>08520</font></td><td align=center>Mercer</font></td><td

Thats a section that contains what I want. The actual page is much larger.
What I'm  trying to extract is this:


This is always before the <TR> I want:

-----Original Message-----
From: bob ackerman []
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 12:48 AM
Subject: Re: finding text

how do you mean to identify the row you want to capture?
or are you saying you have the row and just want to know how to parse the
line to get text between <td> and </td>?

On Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at 09:41  PM, Michael Gargiullo wrote:

> I use LWP::Simple to get an HTML page. I only want to keep one table row,
> and then only the data from the row in seperate fields.
> For example:
> <html>
> <head>
> <title>page 1</title>
> </head>
> <body>
> <table><tr><td>some text</td></tr><tr><td>a few links</td></tr></table>
> <table>
> <tr><td>some text</td><td>some text</td></tr>
> <tr><td>some text</td><td>a few links</td></tr>
> <tr><td> THE DATA I WANT</td><td> MORE DATA I WANT</td>
> </table>
> I want to be able to set vars to each of the data pieces on the page I
> want
> to keep.
> i know i should do some pattern matching of some sort, but need some sort
> of
> kick start.  This is my first attempt at writting a perl script to parse
> through text.
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