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The State of Web Scraping in 2021
9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 11 Oct 2021
Lazyweb link: https://github.com/rushter/selectolax
although I don't follow the need to have what appears to be two completely separate HTML parsing C libraries as dependencies; seeing this in the readme for Modest gives me the shivers because lxml has _seen some shit_
> Modest is a fast HTML renderer implemented as a pure C99 library with no outside dependencies.
although its other dep seems much more cognizant about the HTML5 standard, for whatever that's worth: https://github.com/lexbor/lexbor#lexbor
> It looks like the author of the article just googled some libraries for each language and didn't research the topic
Heh, oh, new to the Internet, are you? :-D
Ask HN: What are some tools / libraries you built yourself?
264 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 16 May 2021
I've been working on gazpacho  for last two years.
It's a general purpose web scraping library for Python that replaces BeautifulSoup + requests for most projects.
Just surpassed ~2K downloads every week!
What are some alternatives?
lxml - The lxml XML toolkit for Python
pyquery - A jquery-like library for python
lexbor - Lexbor is development of an open source HTML Renderer library. http://lexbor.com
html5lib - Standards-compliant library for parsing and serializing HTML documents and fragments in Python
bleach - Bleach is an allowed-list-based HTML sanitizing library that escapes or strips markup and attributes
xmltodict - Python module that makes working with XML feel like you are working with JSON
pyppeteer - Headless chrome/chromium automation library (unofficial port of puppeteer)
xhtml2pdf - A library for converting HTML into PDFs using ReportLab
xmldataset - xmldataset: xml parsing made easy 🗃️