selectolax VS xmltodict

Compare selectolax vs xmltodict and see what are their differences.

selectolax

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

xmltodict

Python module that makes working with XML feel like you are working with JSON (by martinblech)
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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

xmltodict

Posts with mentions or reviews of xmltodict. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-03-28.
  • Top python libraries/ frameworks that you suggest every one
    15 projects | reddit.com/r/Python | 28 Mar 2022
    Nope, sorry, it's just an XML generator. The Python stdlib offers https://docs.python.org/3/library/xml.etree.elementtree.html and PyPI offers https://github.com/martinblech/xmltodict for parsing, and you could write CSV with csvwriter or pandas.
  • Like JQ, but for HTML
    21 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 7 Sep 2021
    xmlstarlet is really nothing like jq, as a language. But yes, I use it because it is the best commandline xml processor I'd found. That's the only similarity to jq.

    Is this the yq? https://kislyuk.github.io/yq/ It does contain an 'xq', as a literal wrapper for jq, piping output into it after transcoding XML to JSON using xmltodict https://github.com/martinblech/xmltodict (which explodes xml into separate JSON data structures).

    This is a bash one-liner! But TBF it really is a 'jq for xml'. I think it would be horrible for some things, but you could also do a lot of useful things painlessly.

What are some alternatives?

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

lxml - The lxml XML toolkit for Python

untangle - Converts XML to Python objects

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

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

xmldataset - xmldataset: xml parsing made easy 🗃️

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

xhtml2pdf - A library for converting HTML into PDFs using ReportLab