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  • Last Updated : 25 Feb, 2021

Prerequisite:

In this article, we will learn how to get a text from HTML tags using BeautifulSoup. Here we will use requests & BeautifulSoup Module in Python.

The requests library is an integral part of Python for making HTTP requests to a specified URL. Whether it be REST APIs or Web Scrapping, requests are must be learned for proceeding further with these technologies. When one makes a request to a URI, it returns a response. Python requests provide inbuilt functionalities for managing both the request and response.

pip install requests

Beautiful Soup is a Python library designed for quick turnaround projects like screen-scraping.

pip install beautifulsoup4

Method 1: We can use text property. It will only print the text from the tag.

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# Import Required Module
import requests 
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
  
# Web URL
  
# Get URL Content
r = requests.get(Web_url) 
  
# Parse HTML Code
soup = BeautifulSoup(r.content, 'html.parser')
  
tag = soup.find("p")
  
print(tag.text)

Output:

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Method 2: We can also use get_text() method. This method is used for printing the whole text of the web page

Python3




# Import Required Module
import requests 
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
  
# Web URL
  
# Get URL Content
r = requests.get(Web_url) 
  
# Parse HTML Code
soup = BeautifulSoup(r.content, 'html.parser')
  
tag = soup.find("p")
  
print(tag.get_text())

Output:

February 1, 2021

Method 3: If there is only a string inside the tag then we can use the string property.

Python3




# Import Required Module
import requests 
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
  
# Web URL
  
# Get URL Content
r = requests.get(Web_url) 
  
# Parse HTML Code
soup = BeautifulSoup(r.content, 'html.parser')
  
tag = soup.find("p")
  
print(tag.string)

Output:

February 1, 2021

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