||Detagger is a Windows program that converts HTML files into good-looking text, or selectively removes HTML markup. As a markup remover, Detagger allows you to 'tidy up' your HTML in a number of ways. You simply select the classes of tags to be removed, sections of code to be stripped out, or tag manipulations to be performed. For example options include the ability to remove all FONT tags; remove tags added by MS Office applications; strip out HEAD or SCRIPT sections; convert tags to upper or lower case; and replace hyperlinks by just their display values. As a HTML-to-Text converter, Detagger allows you to convert HTML newsletters into a more compact and email-friendly format. The program will output the document as text, preserving the marked up headings, lists, tables of the original document and turning them into suitable text formats. Text will be laid out as faithfully as possible to the original document, within the constraints of your chosen page width. The software can cope with most tables (including nested tables), laying them out as tables in the text.
Hyperlinks are replaced by the display text, and you can choose to have the URL displayed in the text, or added as an entry in a reference table added at the end of the document.
Options allow you to dictate the page width of the output, and to add custom headers and footers to the output text. In either mode the selected options can be saved in "policy" files so that they may be easily reloaded in later sessions.
The utility supports wildcards and drag and drop operation, making it well suited to whatever mode of conversion you prefer. After conversion, results can be viewed in a browser or text editor (depending on the type of conversion you've done). Registered users also get access to a console version for performing batch or automated conversions. Software developers can purchase an API version under separate license to add the functionality of Detagger to their own software.