Pierre M Fiorini Pierre M Fiorini - 11 months ago 43
HTML Question

XPath - Need to Parse Some Html

I have some Html in a doc that looks like this:

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I am using this code:

Dim web As New HtmlWeb
Dim doc As New HtmlDocument
doc = web.Load("http://www.reedmantollchryslerdodgejeepram.com/new-inventory/index.htm?search=&saveFacetState=true&year=2017&lastFacetInteracted=inventory-listing1-facet-anchor-year-0")

Dim label = doc.DocumentNode.SelectNodes("//*[@class='facetmulti-label make']")

That "kind of" works because I get this result (as one item in a collection of two):

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Ideally, the end result of this scrape would be "Chrysler (35)"

I'm new to XPath...can this be done?


To be clear (hopefully), on the webpage, I am trying to parse these quantities (i.e., the "Chrysler (35)" and "Fiat (3)"):

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Thanks for help.


You can use the value attribute in the input tag to find the relevant part of the html then get the parent with /..:


Or select the label using filtering by the input child that has the attribute value='Chrysler':

"//label[@class='facetmulti-label  make'][input/@value='Chrysler']//text()" 

Or using contains to find the label using the label text:

"//label[@class='facetmulti-label  make' and contains(.,'Chrysler')]//text()"

You can also combine any with normalize-space if you want to remove newlines etc..