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Parsing HTML with regular expressions for fun and profit

You shan't use Regexp for HTML parsing It's well-known that parsing HTML with regular expressions will quickly lead you to failure and madness. This was beautifully explained in this Stack Overflow answer. That's because HTML has a context (basically which tag or attribute you're in) whereas regular expressions can't handle …

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How to create an email parser from scratch

So, your boss just asked you to solve that "email problem" that slows the company down. Hundreds of automated emails on which data entry is done manually, every morning, clogging the employees' mailboxes. You, being smart and efficient, immediately sees the potential to create an email parsing system. Great idea …

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What is an email parser? Definition of parsing in the context of emails

An email parser is a software tool that converts a raw email into a readable format. There are actually two main categories of email parsers. First, low-level email MIME parsers decode raw emails into a readable text format. And second, high-level email content parsers convert content of emails into structured …