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Accessing an element's parent in Beautiful Soup

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To access an element's parent in Beautiful Soup, use the Tag.parent property.

Example

Consider the following HTML document:

my_html = """
   <div id="names">
      <p>Alex</p>
      <p>Bob</p>
   </div>
"""
soup = BeautifulSoup(my_html)

The parent property of elements

To get the parent of the first p tag:

soup.find("p").parent
<div id="names">
   <p>Alex</p>
   <p>Bob</p>
</div>"

The parent property of strings

All NavigableString objects, accessed via the tag's string property, also possess the parent property. The parent in this context represents the tag that encloses the string.

For instance, the parent of Alex string is:

soup.find("p").string.parent
<p>Alex</p>
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