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Converting HTML to Text with BeautifulSoup

  • Last Updated : 16 Apr, 2021

Many times while working with web automation we need to convert HTML code into Text. This can be done using the BeautifulSoup. This module provides get_text() function that takes HTML as input and returns text as output.

Example 1:

Python3




# importing the library
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
 
# Initializing variable
gfg = BeautifulSoup("<b>Section </b><br/>BeautifulSoup<ul>\
<li>Example <b>1</b></li>")
 
# Calculating result
res = gfg.get_text()
 
# Printing the result
print(res)

 

 

Output:

 

Section BeautifulSoupExample 1

 

Example 2: This example extracts data from the live website then converts it into text. In this example, we used the request module from urllib library to read HTML data from URL.

 

Python3




# importing the library
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
from urllib import request
 
# Initializing variable
gfg = BeautifulSoup(request.urlopen(url).read())
 
# Extracting data for article section
bodyHtml = gfg.find('article', {'class' : 'content'})
 
# Calculating result
res = bodyHtml.get_text()
 
# Printing the result
print(res)

Output:


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