BeautifulSoup

elsa kerensaelise at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 2 09:25:36 CEST 2009


Hi all,

if I have some HTML that looks like this:

<area coords="427,724,432,732" href="http://BioCyc.org/ECOLI/NEW-IMAGE?
type=GENE-IN-CHROM-BROWSER&amp;object=EG12309" onmouseover="return
overlib('&lt;b&gt;Gene:&lt;/b&gt; yjtD&lt;BR&gt;&lt;b&gt;Product:&lt;/
b&gt; predicted rRNA methyltransferase, subunit of predicted rRNA
methyltransferase&lt;BR&gt;&lt;b&gt;Intergenic distances (bp):&lt;/
b&gt; yjjY&lt; +400 yjtD +214 &gt;thrL');"><b>Gene:</b> yjtD<br /
><b>Product:</b> predicted rRNA methyltransferase, subunit of
predicted rRNA methyltransferase<br /><b>Intergenic distances (bp):</
b> yjjY< +400 yjtD +214 >thrL');" onmouseout="return nd();">
</area>

is there an easy way to use BeautifulSoup to extract just the value of
the href attribute?

Thanks,

elsa



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