beautiful soup library question
Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Sat Mar 11 00:39:30 CET 2006
meyerkp at gmail.com wrote:
> I'm trying to extract some information from an html file using
> beautiful soup. The strings I want get are after br tags, eg:
> <font size='6'>
> <br>this info
> <br>more info
> <br>and more info
> I can navigate to the first br tag using find_next_sibling, but how do
> I get the string after the br's?
> br.contents is empty.
I'm not familiar with Beautiful Soup specifically, but this isn't how
the <br> tag works. Unlike a tag like <li> or <p>, which need not be
closed in HTML, <br> does not contain anything, it's just a line break.
If it were XHTML, it would be <br />, indicating that it's a
Instead you want to traverse the contents of the font tag, taking into
account line breaks that you encounter.
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