Hands-on HTML Table Parser/Matrix?
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Sun Jul 6 16:42:04 CEST 2008
Tim Cook wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-07-06 at 14:40 +0200, robert wrote:
>> Often I want to extract some web table contents. Formats are
>> mostly static, simple text & numbers in it, other tags to be
>> stripped off. So a simple & fast approach would be ok.
>> What of the different modules around is most easy to use, stable,
>> up-to-date, iterator access or best matrix-access (without need
>> for callback functions,classes.. for basic tasks)?
> There are couple of HTML examples using Pyparsing here:
hm - nothing special with HTML tables.
I dislike "ClientTable" (file centric, too much parsing errors in
"TableParse" works. Very simple&fast 70-liner regexp->matrix and
strip/clean/HTML-entities conversion. Fast success hands-on.
Doesn't separate nested tables and such complexities consciously -
but works though for simple hands-on tasks in real world.
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