parsel VS soupsieve

Compare parsel vs soupsieve and see what are their differences.


Parsel lets you extract data from XML/HTML documents using XPath or CSS selectors (by scrapy)


A modern CSS selector implementation for BeautifulSoup (by facelessuser)
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parsel soupsieve
4 2
874 154
1.9% -
8.4 4.9
10 days ago 2 months ago
Python Python
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of parsel. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-10-07.
  • 13 ways to scrape any public data from any website
    6 projects | | 7 Oct 2022
    variable.css(".X5PpBb::text").get() # returns a text value variable.css(".gs_a").xpath("normalize-space()").get() # variable.css(".gSGphe img::attr(srcset)").get() # returns a attribute value variable.css(".I9Jtec::text").getall() # returns a list of strings values variable.xpath('th/text()').get() # returns text value using xpath
  • Web Scraping With Python (An Ultimate Guide)
    3 projects | | 15 Sep 2022
    Something I don't see discussed when this topic is brought up is that Scrapy's HTML parsing library, parsel, can be installed separately from scrapy itself. You can use it in place of beautifulsoup and, imo, it's much easier to use.
  • How to Crawl the Web with Scrapy
    7 projects | | 13 Sep 2021


Posts with mentions or reviews of soupsieve. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning soupsieve yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing parsel and soupsieve you can also consider the following projects:

CSS-Minifier - This CSS Minifier tries to reduce the length of code by renaming class names and id names.

parsel-cli - cli for evaluating css and xpath selectors

colly - Elegant Scraper and Crawler Framework for Golang