Tutorial :How to remove all html tags from downloaded page



Question:

I have downloaded a page using urlopen. How do I remove all html tags from it? Is there any regexp to replace all <*> tags?


Solution:1

A very simple regexp would be :

import re  notag = re.sub("<.*?>", " ", html)  

The drawback of this solution is that it doesn't remove javascript or css, but only tags.


Solution:2

I can also recommend BeautifulSoup which is an easy to use html parser. There you would do something like:

from BeautifulSoup import BeautifulSoup    soup = BeautifulSoup(html)  all_text = ''.join(soup.findAll(text=True))  

This way you get all the text from a html document.


Solution:3

There's a great python library called bleach. This call below will remove all html tags, leaving everything else (but not removing the content inside tags that are not visible).

bleach.clean(thestring, tags=[], attributes={}, styles=[], strip=True)  


Solution:4

If you need HTML parsing, Python has a module for you!


Solution:5

Try this:

import re    def remove_html_tags(data):    p = re.compile(r'<.*?>')    return p.sub('', data)  


Solution:6

You could use html2text which is supposed to make a readable text equivalent from an HTML source (programatically with Python or as a command-line tool). Thus I may extrapolate your needs from your question...


Solution:7

There are multiple options to filter out html tags from data. you can use Regex or core python. but use simple way:

import remove_tags data_to_remove = '<p>hello\t\t, \tworld\n</p>' print remove_tags(data_to_remove)

OUTPUT: hello world


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