Beautifulsoup is one the most popular libraries in web scraping. In this tutorial, we'll take a hand-on overview of how to use it, what is it good for and explore a real -life web scraping example.
No, Python's BeautifulSoup doesn't support XPath selectors despite supporting
lxml backend which can perform XPath queries. As an alternative we recommend using parsel which is also using
lxml but supports XPath selectors:
from parsel import Selector selector = Selector(text='<div class="price">22.85</div>') print(selector.xpath("//div[@class='price']/text()").get()) "22.85"