simple Question about using BeautifulSoup

Jean-Paul Calderone exarkun at divmod.com
Wed Aug 20 16:46:26 CEST 2008


On Wed, 20 Aug 2008 07:33:32 -0700 (PDT), Alexnb <alexnbryan at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>Okay, I have used BeautifulSoup a lot lately, but I am wondering, how do you
>open a local html file?
>
>Usually I do something like this for a url
>
>soup = BeautifulSoup(urllib.urlopen('http://www.website.com')
>

  urllib.urlopen gives you a file-like object for a resource at an url.

  file gives you a file-like object for a file on the local filesystem.

  soup = BeautifulSoup(file('/the/name/of/the/file'))

Jean-Paul



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