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Beautiful Soup Tag | get_text method

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schedule Jul 1, 2022
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Beautiful Soup's Tag.get_text() method returns the text within the tag.

Examples

Consider the following HTML document:

my_html = """
   <div>
      <p>I like tea.</p>
      <p>I like <b>soup</b>.</p>
      I like soda.
   </div>
"""
soup = BeautifulSoup(my_html)

Extracting raw text

To extract all text:

print(soup.get_text())
I like tea.
I like soup.
I like soda.

Notice how you end up with awkward structure due to the spacings.

Extracting stripped text

To solve the problem of awkward spacings, add the strip=True parameter:

print(soup.get_text(strip=True))
I like tea.I likesoup.I like soda.

This looks much cleaner.

Specifying a separator

To join the bits and pieces of text using "**" as the separator:

print(soup.get_text("**", strip=True))
I like tea.**I like**soup**.**I like soda.

To explain the output, recall that our HTML document's middle line was as follows:

<p>I like <b>soup</b>.</p>

Each pair of opening and closing tags are replaced by your specified separator - that's all.

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