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BeautifulSoup::BeautifulSoup Class Reference

Inheritance diagram for BeautifulSoup::BeautifulSoup:

BeautifulSoup::BeautifulStoneSoup BeautifulSoup::Tag BeautifulSoup::PageElement BeautifulSoup::ICantBelieveItsBeautifulSoup BeautifulSoup::MinimalSoup

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Detailed Description

This parser knows the following facts about HTML:

* Some tags have no closing tag and should be interpreted as being
  closed as soon as they are encountered.

* The text inside some tags (ie. 'script') may contain tags which
  are not really part of the document and which should be parsed
  as text, not tags. If you want to parse the text as tags, you can
  always fetch it and parse it explicitly.

* Tag nesting rules:

  Most tags can't be nested at all. For instance, the occurance of
  a <p> tag should implicitly close the previous <p> tag.

    should be transformed into:

  Some tags can be nested arbitrarily. For instance, the occurance
  of a <blockquote> tag should _not_ implicitly close the previous
  <blockquote> tag.

   Alice said: <blockquote>Bob said: <blockquote>Blah
    should NOT be transformed into:
   Alice said: <blockquote>Bob said: </blockquote><blockquote>Blah

  Some tags can be nested, but the nesting is reset by the
  interposition of other tags. For instance, a <tr> tag should
  implicitly close the previous <tr> tag within the same <table>,
  but not close a <tr> tag in another table.

    should be transformed into:
    should NOT be transformed into

Differing assumptions about tag nesting rules are a major source
of problems with the BeautifulSoup class. If BeautifulSoup is not
treating as nestable a tag your page author treats as nestable,
try ICantBelieveItsBeautifulSoup, MinimalSoup, or
BeautifulStoneSoup before writing your own subclass.

Definition at line 1275 of file BeautifulSoup.py.

Public Member Functions

def __getattr__
def __init__
def __init__
def endData
def extract
def findAllNext
def findAllPrevious
def findNext
def findNextSibling
def findNextSiblings
def findParent
def findParents
def findPrevious
def findPreviousSibling
def findPreviousSiblings
def handle_charref
def handle_comment
def handle_data
def handle_decl
def handle_entityref
def handle_pi
def insert
def isSelfClosingTag
def nextGenerator
def nextSiblingGenerator
def parentGenerator
def parse_declaration
def popTag
def previousGenerator
def previousSiblingGenerator
def pushTag
def replaceWith
def reset
def setup
def start_meta
def substituteEncoding
def toEncoding
def unknown_endtag
def unknown_starttag

Public Attributes


Static Public Attributes

tuple CHARSET_RE = re.compile("((^|;)\s*charset=)([^;]*)")
 fetchNextSiblings = findNextSiblings
 fetchParents = findParents
 fetchPrevious = findAllPrevious
 fetchPreviousSiblings = findPreviousSiblings
string HTML_ENTITIES = "html"
list NESTABLE_BLOCK_TAGS = ['blockquote', 'div', 'fieldset', 'ins', 'del']
list NON_NESTABLE_BLOCK_TAGS = ['address', 'form', 'p', 'pre']
dictionary QUOTE_TAGS = {'script': None}
string ROOT_TAG_NAME = u'[document]'
string XML_ENTITIES = "xml"

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