selectolax VS html5lib

Compare selectolax vs html5lib and see what are their differences.

selectolax

Python binding to Modest and Lexbor engines (fast HTML5 parser with CSS selectors). (by rushter)

html5lib

Standards-compliant library for parsing and serializing HTML documents and fragments in Python (by html5lib)
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selectolax html5lib
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595 986
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7.2 0.0
9 days ago 3 months ago
Cython Python
MIT License MIT License
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selectolax

Posts with mentions or reviews of selectolax. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-11.
  • 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

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    > 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

html5lib

Posts with mentions or reviews of html5lib. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-25.
  • Pydantic Factories
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/Python | 25 Nov 2021
    Neither did html5lib.
  • Why are circular dependencies even a thing?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/linuxquestions | 25 Sep 2021
    Easier example...sphinx is a document generator for python programs (creating docs for the API of programs from source-code comments for example). Spinx depends on html5lib which itself again depends on six...want to make a guess what six uses to generate its API docs? ;) So if you want the api docs of six you will have to first install it without to be able to get a working sphinx install then redo the six on including the building of the API docs.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing selectolax and html5lib you can also consider the following projects:

lxml - The lxml XML toolkit for Python

xhtml2pdf - A library for converting HTML into PDFs using ReportLab

bleach - Bleach is an allowed-list-based HTML sanitizing library that escapes or strips markup and attributes

pyquery - A jquery-like library for python

lexbor - Lexbor is development of an open source HTML Renderer library. http://lexbor.com

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)

gazpacho - 🥫 The simple, fast, and modern web scraping library