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2:45 AM
@JeelShah have you tried Import[...,"String"]?
 
@kirkus Import[..., "Text"] is often better. "String" doesn't convert new lines and stuff I think
 
3:32 AM
@b3m2a1 good point, I wonder if it might also handle UTF8/Unicode sequences better.
although, interesting... "String" is 2.5x faster, and StringSplit[text]==StringSplit[string] is True for a ~1MB HTML file. <shrug>
 

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