Parses HTML supplied as a string
parse-html($html as xs:string) ➔ document-node()
The HTML content as a string
This function takes a single argument, a string containing the source text of an HTML document. It returns the document node (root node) that results from parsing this text using the TagSoup parser.
On the Java platform, the TagSoup jar file must be on the classpath. It may be downloaded from http://home.ccil.org/~cowan/XML/tagsoup/tagsoup-1.2.jar.
On the .NET platform, the code of TagSoup 1.2 is available automatically: it has been compiled into the
This function is useful where an HTML document is embedded inside another using CDATA. It can also be
used in conjunction with the
unparsed-text() function to read HTML from filestore. Note that the
base URI of the document is not retained in this case.