Fetching data from a HTML file

Prasad, Ramit ramit.prasad at jpmorgan.com
Fri Mar 23 16:08:03 CET 2012


> Actually, I'm working on ROBOT Framework, and haven't been able to figure
> out how to read data from HTML tables. Reading from the source, is the best
> (read rudimentary) way I could come up with. Any suggestions are welcome!

> I've got to fetch data from the snippet below and have been trying to match
> the digits in this to specifically to specific groups. But I can't seem to
> figure how to go about stripping the tags! :(

In addition to Simon's response. You may want to look at Beautiful Soup 
which I hear is good at dealing with malformed HTML.
http://www.crummy.com/software/BeautifulSoup/



Ramit


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