urlwatch is a script intended to help you watch URLs and get notified (via email) of any changes. The change notification will include the URL that has changed and a unified diff of what has changed. The script works out of a single directory, so there is no need to install anything. State files are kept in the same folder. The script supports stripping parts of a page that are always changing through the use of a filter hook function. It is typically run as a cronjob.
deplate converts wiki-like markup to LaTeX (standard classes, koma, dramatist, sweave), HTML/PHP (single page, chunked/website, HTML, or s5-based slideshow), DocBook (article, book, man/ref page), and really plain text. Currently supported input formats are viki and Ruby's rdoc. The viki markup supports footnotes, citations, index, table of contents, embedded LaTeX for mathematics, integration with R for dynamically generated figures and tables, and more. Output can be customized via page templates.
PottyMouth transforms completely unstructured and untrusted text to valid, nice-looking, completely safe XHTML. PottyMouth is designed to handle input text from non-technical, potentially careless, or malicious users. It produces HTML that is completely safe, programmatically and visually, to include on any Web page. You don't need to make your users read any instructions before they start typing. They don't even need to know that PottyMouth is being used.
tgen generates a Web site from a collection of input files of a variety of types, using a set of registered HTML autogenerators. This allows, for example, the generation a Web site consisting of plain text pages, EtText formatted files, man or POD documentation, and/or custom formats, with a consistent and attractive look-and-feel. It is a driver program; the actual conversion work is done by a set of plugin filters or "autoformatters" (named *2hts[.*]).
The HTML::Defaultify Perl module is designed to allow CGI programmers to present forms with some fields filled in, which is handy for letting users correct bad input, show records to be edited, and much more. The main function, defaultify(), takes any block of HTML and a hash of field names and values, and returns the HTML with the form fields set to those values. Value lists for multiple same-named fields are supported, as are pages with multiple forms. Several different input formats are supported for compatibility with existing tools.
XMLDB uses an RDBMS to persist arbitrary XML documents. Due to its storage mechanism, searching for and recalling documents is extremely quick. You can also perform XSL translation on documents with surprising speed. The library can be used in any program to store libxml2 documents. A PHP module is also included, making XMLDB into a complete three-tier Web application development suite.