FAQ 9.5: How do I extract URLs?

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9.5: How do I extract URLs?

    You can easily extract all sorts of URLs from HTML with
    "HTML::SimpleLinkExtor" which handles anchors, images, objects, frames,
    and many other tags that can contain a URL. If you need anything more
    complex, you can create your own subclass of "HTML::LinkExtor" or
    "HTML::Parser". You might even use "HTML::SimpleLinkExtor" as an example
    for something specifically suited to your needs.

    You can use URI::Find to extract URLs from an arbitrary text document.

    Less complete solutions involving regular expressions can save you a lot
    of processing time if you know that the input is simple. One solution
    from Tom Christiansen runs 100 times faster than most module based
    approaches but only extracts URLs from anchors where the first attribute
    is HREF and there are no other attributes.

            #!/usr/bin/perl -n00
            # qxurl - tchrist@perl.com
            print "$2\n" while m{
                < \s*
                  A \s+ HREF \s* = \s* (["']) (.*?)
                \s* >


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