PyQuery: a jQuery-like library for Python
PyQuery allows you to make jQuery-style CSS-selector queries on XML/HTML documents. The API is intended to match jQuery's API whenever possible, though it has been made more Pythonic where appropriate.
You can use the PyQuery class to load an xml document from a string, a lxml document, from a file or from an url:
>>> from pyquery import PyQuery as pq >>> from lxml import etree >>> import urllib >>> d = pq("<html></html>") >>> d = pq(etree.fromstring("<html></html>")) >>> d = pq(url='http://google.com/') >>> # d = pq(url='http://google.com/', opener=lambda url: urllib.urlopen(url).read()) >>> d = pq(filename=path_to_html_file)
Now d is like the $ in jQuery:
>>> d("#hello") [<p#hello.hello>] >>> p = d("#hello") >>> print(p.html()) Hello world ! >>> p.html("you know <a href='http://python.org/'>Python</a> rocks") [<p#hello.hello>] >>> print(p.html()) you know <a href="http://python.org/">Python</a> rocks >>> print(p.text()) you know Python rocks
You can use some of the pseudo classes that are available in jQuery but that are not standard in css such as :first :last :even :odd :eq :lt :gt :checked :selected :file:
>>> d('p:first') [<p#hello.hello>]
- PyQuery uses lxml for fast XML and HTML manipulation.