FAQ: Web Scraping with Beautiful Soup - Requests

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In this excersise in step 3 one must “Store the content of the response in a variable called webpage by using .content.”

I can not find anything about .content so far. What is this, what does it do and how to apply it?

Thanks for any tips regarding this.


Think I’ve solved it myself. Answer is: webpage = webpage_response.content

When You click run button the html code is displayed.



<Response [200]>

200 OK

Standard response for successful HTTP requests. The actual response will depend on the request method used. In a GET request, the response will contain an entity corresponding to the requested resource. In a POST request, the response will contain an entity describing or containing the result of the action.

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I have a question: Beautiful Soup; Requests; 3/11: link: https://www.codecademy.com/paths/data-science/tracks/learn-web-scraping/modules/beautiful-soup/lessons/web-scraping-with-beautiful-soup/exercises/requests

Q: Beautiful Soup takes the HTML of the site and gives you the code. Ok, so that is good if the site is simply HTML, CSS and a little bit of JavaScript. What happens when I use react and in the HTML file is mainly just a pointer to the App file? Is there a way to use Beautiful Soup to get the information nested in the children of the App file? Or is it simply HTML?

Thank You