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python library for extracting html5 microdata

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microdata

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microdata.py is a small utility library for extracting HTML5 Microdata from HTML. It depends on html5lib to do the heavy lifting of building the DOM. For more about HTML5 Microdata check out Mark Pilgrim's chapter on on it in Dive Into HTML5.

Command Line

When you install microdata.py via pip it will be made available on the command line too:

% microdata.py http://www.wdl.org/en/item/1/

This will print out the JSON for items extracted from the supplied URL.

Library

Here's the basic usage from Python using https://raw.github.com/edsu/microdata/master/test-data/example.html as an example:

>>> import microdata
>>> import urllib
>>> url = "https://raw.github.com/edsu/microdata/master/test-data/example.html"
>>> items = >>> microdata.get_items(urllib.urlopen(url))
>>> item = items[0]
>>> item.itemtype
[http://schema.org/Person]
>>> item.name
u"Jane Doe"
>>> item.colleagues
u"http://www.xyz.edu/students/alicejones.html"
>>> item.get_all('colleagues')
[u"http://www.xyz.edu/students/alicejones.html", u"http://www.xyz.edu/students/bobsmith.html"]
>>> print item.json()
{
  "type": [
    "http://schema.org/Person"
  ],
  "id": "http://www.xyz.edu/~jane",
  "properties": {
    "colleagues": [
      "http://www.xyz.edu/students/alicejones.html",
      "http://www.xyz.edu/students/bobsmith.html"
    ],
    "name": [
      "Jane Doe"
    ],
    "url": [
      "http://www.janedoe.com"
    ],
    "jobTitle": [
      "Professor"
    ],
    "image": [
      "janedoe.jpg"
    ],
    "telephone": [
      "(425) 123-4567"
    ],
    "address": [
      {
        "type": [
          "http://schema.org/PostalAddress"
        ],
        "properties": {
          "addressLocality": [
            "Seattle"
          ],
          "addressRegion": [
            "WA"
          ],
          "streetAddress": [
            "\n          20341 Whitworth Institute\n          405 N. Whitworth\n        "
          ],
          "postalCode": [
            "98052"
          ]
        }
      }
    ],
    "email": [
      "mailto:jane-doe@xyz.edu"
    ]
  }
}

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