Beautiful Soup Traversal
BeautifulSoup is a Python library used to parse and traverse an HTML page. Beautiful Soup can scrape webpage data and collect it in a form suitable for data analytics.
Beautiful Soup Object and Methods
BeautifulSoup uses a parser to take in the content of a webpage. It provides tree traversal and advanced searching methods. It creates an object from the website contents.
# This line of code creates a BeautifulSoup object from a webpage: soup = BeautifulSoup(webpage.content, "html.parser") # Within the `soup` object, tags can be called by name: first_div = soup.div # or by CSS selector: all_elements_of_header_class = soup.select(".header") # or by a call to `.find_all`: all_p_elements = soup.find_all("p")