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Parsing with tinycss


Import tinycss, make a parser object with the features you want, and parse a stylesheet:

You’ll get a :class:`~tinycss.css21.Stylesheet` object which contains all the parsed content as well as a list of encountered errors.


Parsers are subclasses of :class:`tinycss.css21.CSS21Parser`. Various subclasses add support for more syntax. You can choose which features to enable by making a new parser class with multiple inheritance, but there is also a convenience function to do that:

Parsing a stylesheet

Parser classes have three different methods to parse CSS stylesheet, depending on whether you have a file, a byte string, or an Unicode string.

Parsing a style attribute

Parsed objects

These data structures make up the results of the various parsing methods.


All subsequent objects have :obj:`line` and :obj:`column` attributes (not repeated every time fore brevity) that indicate where in the CSS source this object was read.


Some parts of a stylesheet (such as selectors in CSS 2.1 or property values) are not parsed by tinycss. They appear as tokens instead.

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