jsoup - Extract HTML


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Following example will showcase use of methods to get inner html and outer html after parsing an HTML String into a Document object.

Syntax

Document document = Jsoup.parse(html);
Element link = document.select("a").first();         

System.out.println("Outer HTML: " + link.outerHtml());
System.out.println("Inner HTML: " + link.html());

Where

  • document - document object represents the HTML DOM.

  • Jsoup - main class to parse the given HTML String.

  • html - HTML String.

  • link - Element object represent the html node element representing anchor tag.

  • link.outerHtml() - outerHtml() method retrives the element complete html.

  • link.html() - html() method retrives the element inner html.

Description

Element object represent a dom elment and provides various method to get the html of a dom element.

Example

Create the following java program using any editor of your choice in say C:/> jsoup.

JsoupTester.java

import org.jsoup.Jsoup;
import org.jsoup.nodes.Document;
import org.jsoup.nodes.Element;

public class JsoupTester {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      String html = "<html><head><title>Sample Title</title></head>"
         + "<body>"
         + "<p>Sample Content</p>"
         + "<div id='sampleDiv'><a href='www.google.com'>Google</a>"
         + "<h3><a>Sample</a><h3>"
         +"</div>"
         +"</body></html>";
      Document document = Jsoup.parse(html);

      //a with href
      Element link = document.select("a").first();         

      System.out.println("Outer HTML: " + link.outerHtml());
      System.out.println("Inner HTML: " + link.html());
   }
}

Verify the result

Compile the class using javac compiler as follows:

C:\jsoup>javac JsoupTester.java

Now run the JsoupTester to see the result.

C:\jsoup>java JsoupTester

See the result.

Outer HTML: <a href="www.google.com">Google</a>
Inner HTML: Google


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