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# Checking if a tag contains any child elements in Beautiful Soup

schedule Mar 5, 2023
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To check if a tag contains any child elements, fetch the list of all child elements using the `Tag.find_all()` method, and then test whether or not its size is zero.

# Example

Consider the following HTML document:

``` my_html = """    <p>Alex/p>    <div>       <p>Bob</p>       <p>Cathy</p>    </div>"""soup = BeautifulSoup(my_html) ```

To check if `<p>Alex</p>` has any child elements:

``` tag_alex = soup.find("p")has_child = len(tag_alex.find_all()) != 0print(has_child) False ```

To check if the `<div>~</div>` tag has any child elements:

``` tag_div = soup.find("div")has_child = len(tag_div.find_all()) != 0print(has_child) True ```
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