Larry Lu Larry Lu - 1 year ago 120
Node.js Question

How do I select the text area using cheerio in javascript


<div class="A">
I'm in A.
<h1 class="B">
I'm in A and B.
I'm in A, too.

If I use
to select, I will also get
I'm in A and B
. But I just want to get
I'm in A
I'm in A, too
. How do I select the part I want.

Answer Source

Instead, of using .text, use .contents to get all of the nodes (including text nodes), then use each to loop through them and only get the text of the text nodes:

var text = [];
$("div.A").contents().each(function() {
    if (this.nodeType === 3) { // 3 = Text node

console.log(text); // ["I'm in A.", "I'm in A, too."]

(Actual logged contents will likely have whitespace around them as that whitespace is in the text node, depending on the exact markup.)

Or if you prefer:

var text = $("div.A")
    .filter(function() {
        return this.nodeType === 3; // 3 = Text node
    .map(function() {
        return this.nodeValue;

Which looks a lot tidier in ES2015+:

let text = $("div.A")
    .filter((i, e) => e.nodeType === 3)
    .map((i, e) => e.nodeValue)
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