Neo Neo - 4 months ago 18
HTML Question

Handling "class" attribute in Beautifulsoup

I'm having trouble parsing html elements with "class" attribute using Beautifulsoup. The code looks like this

soup = BeautifulSoup(sdata)
mydivs = soup.findAll('div')
for div in mydivs:
if (div["class"]=="stylelistrow"):
print div


I get an error on the same line "after" the script finishes.

File "./beautifulcoding.py", line 130, in getlanguage
if (div["class"]=="stylelistrow"):
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/BeautifulSoup.py", line 599, in __getitem__
return self._getAttrMap()[key]
KeyError: 'class'


How do I get rid or this error?

Answer

You can refine your search to only find those divs with a given class:

mydivs = soup.findAll("div", { "class" : "stylelistrow" })
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