selectolax VS xhtml2pdf

Compare selectolax vs xhtml2pdf and see what are their differences.

selectolax

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

xhtml2pdf

A library for converting HTML into PDFs using ReportLab (by xhtml2pdf)
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selectolax xhtml2pdf
4 2
595 1,939
- 0.7%
7.2 8.2
9 days ago about 2 months ago
Cython Python
MIT License Apache License 2.0
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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

    ---

    > 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

xhtml2pdf

Posts with mentions or reviews of xhtml2pdf. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-07-04.
  • What is an example of a fully finished python software product on github?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/learnprogramming | 4 Jul 2022
    Judging by your previous comments, you might get what you're looking for from xhtml2pdf. (Don't be put off by the 0.2.7 version number; xhtml2pdf has been in active development for over a decade and is a stable library.) It's generally used as a library in Python projects, but it does have a stand-alone command-line interface, and the library in general is thoroughly documented so you don't need to rely just on reading the code to figure out what's going on.
  • Create PDFs using Python and xhtml2pdf
    2 projects | dev.to | 27 Sep 2020
    Here, we will generate a PDF file using an HTML template. We have to keep in mind that xhtml2pdf supports until HTML4. So, first, we have to create an HTML file that will behave as a template for our PDF file.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing selectolax and xhtml2pdf you can also consider the following projects:

lxml - The lxml XML toolkit for Python

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

html5lib - Standards-compliant library for parsing and serializing HTML documents and fragments in Python

pyquery - A jquery-like library for python

MarkupSafe - Safely add untrusted strings to HTML/XML markup.

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

cssutils

xmltodict - Python module that makes working with XML feel like you are working with JSON