I code a lot of parsers. Up until now, I was using HtmlUnit headless browser for parsing and browser automation.
Now, I want to separate both the tasks.
As 80% of my work involves just parsing, I want to use a light HTML parser because it takes much time in HtmlUnit to first load a page, then get the source and then parse it.
I want to know which HTML parser is the best. The parser would be better if it is close to HtmlUnit parser.
By best, I want at least the following features:
- Ease to locate any HtmlElement by its "id" or "name" or "tag type".
It would be ok for me if it doesn't clean the dirty HTML code. I don't need to clean any HTML source. I just need an easiest way to move across HtmlElements and harvest data from them.