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Project description

linkpreview

Build Status Coverage Status pypi

Get link preview in python

Gathering data from:

  1. OpenGraph meta tags
  2. TwitterCard meta tags
  3. Schema.org meta tags
  4. HTML Generic tags (h1, p, img)
  5. URL readable parts

Install

pip install linkpreview

Usage

Basic:

from linkpreview import link_preview

url = "http://localhost"
content = """
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <meta charset="utf-8">
        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width">
        <!-- ... --->
        <title>a title</title>
    </head>
    <body>
    <!-- ... --->
    </body>
</html>
"""
preview = link_preview(url, content)
print("title:", preview.title)
print("description:", preview.description)
print("image:", preview.image)
print("force_title:", preview.force_title)
print("absolute_image:", preview.absolute_image)

Automatic fetch link content

from linkpreview import link_preview

preview = link_preview("http://github.com/")
print("title:", preview.title)
print("description:", preview.description)
print("image:", preview.image)
print("force_title:", preview.force_title)
print("absolute_image:", preview.absolute_image)

Use lxml as XML parser:

Very recommended for better performance

from linkpreview import link_preview

preview = link_preview("http://github.com/", parser="lxml")
print("title:", preview.title)
print("description:", preview.description)
print("image:", preview.image)
print("force_title:", preview.force_title)
print("absolute_image:", preview.absolute_image)

Advanced

from linkpreview import Link, LinkPreview, LinkGrabber

url = "http://github.com"
grabber = LinkGrabber(
    initial_timeout=20, maxsize=1048576, receive_timeout=10, chunk_size=1024,
)
content = grabber.get_content(url)
link = Link(url, content)
preview = LinkPreview(link, parser="lxml")
print("title:", preview.title)
print("description:", preview.description)
print("image:", preview.image)
print("force_title:", preview.force_title)
print("absolute_image:", preview.absolute_image)

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