Nokogiri (鋸) is an HTML, XML, SAX, and Reader parser. Among Nokogiri's many features is the ability to search documents via XPath or CSS3 selectors.
XML is like violence - if it doesn’t solve your problems, you are not using enough of it.
XPath support for document searching
CSS3 selector support for document searching
Nokogiri parses and searches XML/HTML very quickly, and also has correctly implemented CSS3 selector support as well as XPath support.
Here is a speed test:
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The IRC channel is #nokogiri on freenode.
require 'nokogiri' require 'open-uri' # Get a Nokogiri::HTML:Document for the page we’re interested in... doc = Nokogiri::HTML(open('http://www.google.com/search?q=tenderlove')) # Do funky things with it using Nokogiri::XML::Node methods... #### # Search for nodes by css doc.css('h3.r a.l').each do |link| puts link.content end #### # Search for nodes by xpath doc.xpath('//h3/a[@class="l"]').each do |link| puts link.content end #### # Or mix and match. doc.search('h3.r a.l', '//h3/a[@class="l"]').each do |link| puts link.content end
ruby 1.8 or 1.9
Strings are always stored as UTF-8 internally. Methods that return text values will always return UTF-8 encoded strings. Methods that return XML (like to_xml, to_html and inner_html) will return a string encoded like the source document.
sudo gem install nokogiri
Binary packages are available for:
Developing Nokogiri requires racc and rexical.
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