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A modern Python library for writing maintainable web scrapers.

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spatula is a modern Python library for writing maintainable web scrapers.




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  • Page-oriented design: Encourages writing understandable & maintainable scrapers.
  • Not Just HTML: Provides built in handlers for common data formats including CSV, JSON, XML, PDF, and Excel. Or write your own.
  • Fast HTML parsing: Uses lxml.html for fast, consistent, and reliable parsing of HTML.
  • Flexible Data Model Support: Compatible with dataclasses, attrs, pydantic, or bring your own data model classes for storing & validating your scraped data.
  • CLI Tools: Offers several CLI utilities that can help streamline development & testing cycle.
  • Fully Typed: Makes full use of Python 3 type annotations.

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