I have been trying to use the HTML Agility Pack to parse HTML into valid XHTML to go into a larger XML file. This for the most part works however lists become formatted like:
<ul> <li>item1 <li>item2 </li></li> </ul>
As oppose to what I would expect:
<ul> <li>item1</li> <li>item2</li> </ul>
Unfortunately this format with nested li tags doesn't pass the schema validation which I have no control over. Does anyone know a simple way to correct this either through the HTML Agility Pack or an alternative. Preferably in .NET.
I found an alternative to the agility pack called HTML Tidy http://tidy.sourceforge.net/ I actually used the .NET port called Tidy.NET http://sourceforge.net/projects/tidynet/ this seemed to fix my issue.
I found your questio on other sites as well. The HTML you are trying to parse is:
<UL> <LI>NVQ Level 3 in Fabrication and Welding Engineering <LI>Level 3 Certificate in Engineering <LI>Level 2 Key Skill in Application of Number <LI>Level 2 Key Skill in Communication <LI>Level 2 Key Skill in Information Technology <LI>Level 2 Key Skill in Working with Others <LI>Level 2 Key Skill in Improving Own Learning & Performance</LI></UL>
What I notice is that the first
<li> is parent to the other
One aproach I would take at this is to take the first
<li> and the text (it's a TextNode for HAP), save the other
<li> children and remove the children, inserting them (while formating them) after the parent node.
You might have to take the recursive way at this. Here is a peek at my solutuion for a HTML Sanitizer class: HTML Agility Pack strip tags NOT IN whitelist