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What does use of BeautifulSoup module in Python?

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What does use of BeautifulSoup module in Python?
posted Nov 19, 2014 by Amit Kumar Pandey

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BeautifulSoup is a python library which make it very easy to parse html or xml files.

Typically , when you have a xml file, you would want to parse it in a few way like
- Getting all child elements tags
- Getting children at nth level
- Getting parent element of a XML tag

Beautiful soup offers a very well defined and intuitive API to do all this and more.

answer Dec 2, 2014 by Shyam Purkayastha
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