Beautifulsoup code that is not running

Zeynel azeynel1 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 05:59:24 CET 2009


Yes, it shows as empty string. But I learned about Scrapy and now I am
studying the tutorial. I like it better than BeautifulSoup. For
beginners it is better, I think.

On Nov 18, 11:50 am, Peter Pearson <ppear... at nowhere.invalid> wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Nov 2009 14:38:55 -0800 (PST), Zeynel <azeyn... at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> [snip]
>
> >>>> from BeautifulSoup import BeautifulSoup
>
> >>>> soup = BeautifulSoup (file("test.html").read())
> >>>> title = soup.find('title')
> >>>> titleString = title.string
> >>>> open('extract.text', 'w').write(titleString)
>
> > This runs without an error, but nothing is written into the
> > extract.text file. test.html has <title></title> tags in it.
>
> Hmm.  Works for me, but of course I don't have your test.html.
> Why don't you try examining "title" and "titleString"?  Perhaps
> <title></title> has resulted in titleString being the empty string.
>
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