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<!-- is generated from README.Rmd. Please edit that file -->
`htmltidy` — Clean up gnarly HTML/XML
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Inspired by [this SO question]( and because there's a great deal of cruddy HTML out there that needs fixing to use properly when scraping data.
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NOTE: Requires [`libtidy`]( and presently is super-basic (no way to set options and pretty much only does HTML)
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You'll need to first do a `brew install tidy-html5` on MacOS or `apt-get install libtidy-dev` on Ubuntu/Debian to get this to work. NOTE that the linux libraries may be older and return slightly different (but no less tidy) HTML.
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This works enough for me to use in a pinch. It should be straightforward (but tedious) to:
- enable passing options in a `list`
- bundle `libtidy` *with the package* and get it to work on Windows, linux & MacOS as the library compiles on all three with the necessary tools.
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The following functions are implemented:
- `tidy` : Clean up gnarly HTML/XML
### Installation
``` r
### Usage
``` r
# current verison
#> [1] ''
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cat(tidy("<b><p><a href=''>google &gt</a></p></b>"))
#> <!DOCTYPE html>
#> <html xmlns="">
#> <head>
#> <meta name="generator" content=
#> "HTML Tidy for HTML5 for Mac OS X version 5.2.0" />
#> <title></title>
#> </head>
#> <body>
#> <p><b><a href=''>google &gt;</a></b></p>
#> </body>
#> </html>
### Code of Conduct
Please note that this project is released with a [Contributor Code of Conduct]( By participating in this project you agree to abide by its terms.