tagsoup-0.6: Parsing and extracting information from (possibly malformed) HTML documents




This module simply downloads a page off the internet. It is very restricted, and it not intended for proper use. The primary purpose is to allow more interesting examples for the Data.Html.TagSoup module.

The original version was by Alistair Bayley, with additional help from Daniel McAllansmith. It is taken from the Haskell-Cafe mailing list "Simple HTTP lib for Windows?", 18 Jan 2007. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/18443/



openURL :: String -> IO StringSource

This function opens a URL on the internet. Any http:// prefix is ignored.

 openURL "www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Haskell"

Known Limitations:

  • Only HTTP on port 80
  • Outputs the HTTP Headers as well
  • Does not work with all servers

It is hoped that a more reliable version of this function will be placed in a new HTTP library at some point!

openItem :: String -> IO StringSource

Open a URL (if it starts with http://) or a file otherwise