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A tool to extract HTML contents

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Markout

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A small Python package I made to extract HTML pages contents. It is very customizable and I made it to suit my needs (extract many pages code to Markdown, but only the tags I needed). Due to its purpose being to be able to convert specific HTML tags into a desired Markdown format this script does not generate any standard output, rather, it uses custom tokens specified by the user, so the results follow their own formatting.

Usage

Importing into your code

To use this package you will need to install it using pip:

pip install markout_html

Then just import it into your code:

import markout_html

After that, you can use the extract function:

result = markout_html.extract(
  # HTML page link
  'http://example.page.com/blog/some_post.html',

  # Tokens to format each HTML tags contents (you can extract only the ones you want)
  {
    'p': "\n** {} **"
  }

  # Only extract contents inside this tag
  'article'
)

Using the CLI command

Below are a few examples with better description on how to use this package's script (if you don't want to create a script to use it):

Configuration

All configurations are put into a single file: .markoutrc.json (you can specify another name). If you don't load a configuration file the script will use its default values. There's an example of configuration in the repository root!

To specify a diffent configuration file use:

markout <file_name>

The configuration file values

The examples below have the same values present on the .markoutrc.json file on the repository's root.

links: links - object of links to be extracted, each link has a destination value (output file). Example:

{
  "links": {
    "http://example.page.com/blog/some_post.html": "out/post.md",
    "http://example.page.com/blog/some_other_post.html": "out/other_post.md"
  }
}

The example above will get the HTML from http://example.page.com/blog/some_post.html and extract the results into out/post.md.

only_on: only_on - string that specify where (which tag) to extract the contents from (e.g. : html, body, main). Example:

{
  "only_on": "article"
}

tokens: tokens - object in which each specified HTML tag will be extract into a formatted string and then placed on the output file. Example:

{
  "tokens": {
    "header": "# {}",
    "h1": "\n# {}",
    "h2": "\n# {}",
    "b": "\n## {}",
    "li": "+ {}",
    "i": "** {} **",
    "p": "\n{}",
    "span": "{}"
  }
}

On the example above, the contents of the HTML tag <header> will be extract into the # {} string, so for example, if we had <header>Some text here!</header> the result would've been # Some text here!.


Final Thoughts

Feel free to leave your contribution here, I would really appreciate it! Also, if you have any doubts or troubles using this package just contact me or leave a issue.

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