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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
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?
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