Python HTML/XML parser for easy web scraping.
What is it?
DHTMLParser is a lightweight HTML/XML parser created for one purpose - quick and easy picking selected tags from DOM.
It can be very useful when you are in need to write own “guerilla” API for some webpage, or a scrapper.
If you want, you can also create HTML/XML documents more easily than by joining strings.
Full module documentation can be found here: http://pyDHTMLParser.rtfd.org
- Attempt to fix strange recursive inheritance problem.
- Rewritten for compatibility with python3.
2.1.0 - 2.1.8
- State parser fixed - it can now recover from invalid html like <invalid tag=something">.
- Rewritten to use StateEnum in parser for better readability.
- Garbage collector is now disabled during _raw_split().
- Fixed #16 - recovery after tags which don’t ends with > (</code for example).
- Closed #17 - implementation of ignoring of < in usage as is smaller than sign.
- Restored support of multiline attributes.
- .parseString() now doesn’t try to parse HTML element parameters.
- Implemented first() getter.
- License changed to MIT.
- Fixed #18: bug which in some cases caused invalid output.
- Added HTMLElement.__repr__().
- Added test_coverage.sh.
- Added extended test_equality() coverage.
- Formatting improvements.
- Improved constructor handling, which is now much more readable.
- Updated formatting of the setup.py.
- Added more tests.
- Fixed #22; bug in the SpecialDict.
- Fixed some nasty unicode problems.
- Fixed python 2 / 3 problem in docs/__init__.py.
- getVersion() -> get_version().
- Added more tests of removeTags().
- run_tests.sh now gets arguments.
- Check for string in removeTags() changed to basestring from str.
2.0.6 - 2.0.9
- Fixed behaviour of toString() and tagToString().
- SpecialDict is now derived from OrderedDict.
- Changed and added tests of .params attribute (OrderedDict is now used).
- Fixed bug in _repair_tags().
- Removed _repair_tags() - it wasn’t really necessary.
- Fixed nasty bug which could cause invalid XML output.
2.0.1 - 2.0.5
- Fixed bugs in .match().
- Fixed broken links in documentation.
- Fixed bugs in .isAlmostEqual().
- .find(); Fixed bug which prevented tag_name to be None.
- Added op .__eq__() to the SpecialDict.
- Added new method .containsParamSubset() to HTMLElement.
- Rewritten, refactored, splitted to multiple files.
- Added unittest coverage of almost 100% of the code.
- Added better selector methods (.wfind(), .match)
- Added Sphinx documentation.
- Fixed a lot of bugs.
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