I'm looking for html cleaner. Example : convert <h1><span><font>my title</font></span></h1> => <h1>my title</h1>…

Harishankar v.harishankar at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 11:09:42 CEST 2010


On Mon, 29 Mar 2010 10:12:09 +0200, Stéphane Klein wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I work on HTML cleaner.
> 
> I export OpenOffice.org documents to HTML. Next, I would like clean this
> HTML export files :
> 
> * remove comment
> * remove style
> * remove dispensable tag
> * ...
> 
> some difficulty :
> 
> * convert <p>my text <span>foo</span> bar</p> => <p>my text foo par</p>
> * convert <h1><span><font>my title</font></span></h1> => <h1>my
> title</h1>
> 
> to do this process, I use lxml and pyquery.
> 
> Question :
> 
> * are there some xml helper tools in Python to do this process ? I've
> looked for in pypi, I found nothing about it
> 
> If you confirm than this tools don't exists, I'll maybe publish a helper
> package to do this "clean" processing.
> 
> Thanks for your help,
> Stephane


Take a look at htmllib and HTMLParser (two different modules) in the 
Python built-in library.

In Python 3.x there is one called html.parser

You can use this to parse out specific tags from HTML documents. If you 
want something more advanced, consider using XML.





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