Kunal Malik Kunal Malik - 1 month ago 4x
Python Question

find the CSS path (ancestor tags) in HTML using python

I want to get all the ancestor div tags where I match a text. So for example if the html looks like HTML snippet

And i'm searching for "Earl E. Byrd". I wanna get a list which contains {"buyer-info","buyer-name"}

This is what i did

soup = BeautifulSoup(r.text,"lxml")
divTags = soup.find_all('div')

How should I proceed ?


If you want to search for the div by text and get all the previous divs that have title attributes, first find the div using the text, then use find_all_previous setting title=True

soup = BeautifulSoup(r.text,"lxml")
div = soup.find('div', text="Earl E. Byrd")

print([div["title"]] + [d["title"] for d in div.find_all_previous("div", title=True)])