selectolax VS pyppeteer

Compare selectolax vs pyppeteer and see what are their differences.

selectolax

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

pyppeteer

Headless chrome/chromium automation library (unofficial port of puppeteer) (by pyppeteer)
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selectolax pyppeteer
4 12
595 2,642
- 4.5%
7.2 4.9
5 days ago 2 days 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

pyppeteer

Posts with mentions or reviews of pyppeteer. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-07-28.

What are some alternatives?

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

puppeteer - Headless Chrome Node.js API

Scrapy - Scrapy, a fast high-level web crawling & scraping framework for Python.

playwright-python - Python version of the Playwright testing and automation library.

lxml - The lxml XML toolkit for Python

selenium-python-helium - Selenium-python but lighter: Helium is the best Python library for web automation.

requests - A simple, yet elegant, HTTP library.

Playwright - Playwright is a framework for Web Testing and Automation. It allows testing Chromium, Firefox and WebKit with a single API.

scraper - Nodejs web scraper. Contains a command line, docker container, terraform module and ansible roles for distributed cloud scraping. Supported databases: SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL. Supported headless clients: Puppeteer, Playwright, Cheerio, JSdom.

pyquery - A jquery-like library for python

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

scraper - A scraper for EmulationStation written in Go using hashing

utls - Fork of the Go standard TLS library, providing low-level access to the ClientHello for mimicry purposes.