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Beautiful Soup
Computer languages Python  +
Documentation note http://www.crummy.com/software/BeautifulSoup/documentation.html
Full description Beautiful Soup is a Python HTML/XML parserBeautiful Soup is a Python HTML/XML parser designed for quick turnaround projects like screen-scraping. Three features make it powerful: * 1. Beautiful Soup won't choke if you give it bad markup. It yields a parse tree that makes approximately as much sense as your original document. This is usually good enough to collect the data you need and run away. * 2. Beautiful Soup provides a few simple methods and Pythonic idioms for navigating, searching, and modifying a parse tree: a toolkit for dissecting a document and extracting what you need. You don't have to create a custom parser for each application. * 3. Beautiful Soup automatically converts incoming documents to Unicode and outgoing documents to UTF-8. You don't have to think about encodings, unless the document doesn't specify an encoding and Beautiful Soup can't autodetect one. Then you just have to specify the original encoding. * Beautiful Soup parses anything you give it, and does the tree traversal stuff for you. You can tell it "Find all the links", or "Find all the links of class externalLink", or "Find all the links whose urls match "foo.com", or "Find the table heading that's got bold text, then give me that text." Valuable data that was once locked up in poorly-designed websites is now within your reach. Projects that would have taken hours take only minutes with Beautiful Soup.urs take only minutes with Beautiful Soup.
Homepage URL http://www.crummy.com/software/BeautifulSoup/  +
Interface command-line  +
Is GNU false  +
Keywords HTML  + , XML  + , screen  + , tree  + , scraper  + , scraping  + , markup  + , parser  + , parse  +
Last review by Kelly Hopkins +
Last review date 9 June 2009  +
License BSD 3Clause +
License verified by Kelly Hopkins  +
License verified date 9 June 2009  +
Name Beautiful Soup  +
Real name Leonard Richardson  +
Resource URL http://www.crummy.com/software/BeautifulSoup/#Download  + , https://launchpad.net/beautifulsoup  + , http://groups.google.com/group/beautifulsoup  +
Resource audience Developer  + , General  +
Resource kind Download  + , Homepage  + , Forum  +
Revisionid 278  +
Revisiontimestamp 12 April 2011 07:21:40  +
Revisionuser User:WikiSysop +
Role Maintainer  +
Short description a Python HTML/XML parser designed for quick turnaround projects like screen-scraping.  +
Submitted by Database conversion +
Submitted date 1 April 2011  +
Use web-authoring  +
User level intermediate  +
Version date 6 January 2009  +
Version download http://www.crummy.com/software/BeautifulSoup/download/BeautifulSoup.tar.gz  +
Version identifier 3.1.0.1  +
Version status stable  +
Web-authoring html-format-conversion  + , xml  +
Works-with html  + , xml  +
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EmailThis property is a special property in this wiki. leonardr@collab.net  +
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