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Beautiful Soup is a Python library designed for quick turnaround projects like
screen-scraping. Three features make it powerful:

* Beautiful Soup provides a few simple methods and Pythonic idioms for
navigating, searching, and modifying a parse tree: a toolkit for dissecting a
document and extracting what you need. It doesn't take much code to write an
* Beautiful Soup automatically converts incoming documents to Unicode and
outgoing documents to UTF-8. You don't have to think about encodings, unless
the document doesn't specify an encoding and Beautiful Soup can't autodetect
one. Then you just have to specify the original encoding.
* Beautiful Soup sits on top of popular Python parsers like lxml and html5lib,
allowing you to try out different parsing strategies or trade speed for

Beautiful Soup parses anything you give it, and does the tree traversal stuff
for you. You can tell it "Find all the links", or "Find all the links of class
externalLink", or "Find all the links whose urls match "foo.com", or "Find the
table heading that's got bold text, then give me that text."

Valuable data that was once locked up in poorly-designed websites is now within
your reach. Projects that would have taken hours take only minutes with
Beautiful Soup.

Required to run:
[devel/py-setuptools] [textproc/py-lxml] [lang/python27]

Required to build:

Master sites:

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   2018-08-14 09:26:20 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
py-beautifulsoup4: updated to 4.6.3

* Exactly the same as 4.6.2. Re-released to make the README file
  render properly on PyPI.

* Fix an exception when a custom formatter was asked to format a void
   2018-08-02 17:31:03 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (2) | Package updated
Log message:
py-beautifulsoup4: updated to 4.6.1


* Stop data loss when encountering an empty numeric entity, and
  possibly in other cases.

* Preserve XML namespaces introduced inside an XML document, not just
   the ones introduced at the top level.

* Added a new formatter, "html5", which represents void elements
   as "<element>" rather than "<element/>".

* Fixed a problem where the html.parser tree builder interpreted
  a string like "&foo " as the character entity "&foo;"

* Correctly handle invalid HTML numeric character entities
  which reference code points that are not Unicode code points. Note
  that this is only fixed when Beautiful Soup is used with the
  html.parser parser -- html5lib already worked and I couldn't fix it
  with lxml.

* Improved the warning given when no parser is specified.

* When markup contains duplicate elements, a select() call that
  includes multiple match clauses will match all relevant

* Fixed code that was causing deprecation warnings in recent Python 3

* Fixed a Windows crash in diagnose() when checking whether a long
  markup string is a filename.

* Stopped HTMLParser from raising an exception in very rare cases of
  bad markup.

* Fixed a bug where find_all() was not working when asked to find a
  tag with a namespaced name in an XML document that was parsed as

* You can get finer control over formatting by subclassing
  bs4.element.Formatter and passing a Formatter instance into (e.g.)

* You can pass a dictionary of `attrs` into
  BeautifulSoup.new_tag. This makes it possible to create a tag with
  an attribute like 'name' that would otherwise be masked by another
  argument of new_tag.

* Clarified the deprecation warning when accessing tag.fooTag, to cover
  the possibility that you might really have been looking for a tag
  called 'fooTag'.
   2017-09-03 10:53:18 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (165)
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Follow some redirects.
   2017-05-09 22:05:18 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (3)
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= 4.6.0 (20170507) =

* Added the `Tag.get_attribute_list` method, which acts like `Tag.get` for
  getting the value of an attribute, but which always returns a list,
  whether or not the attribute is a multi-value attribute.

* It's now possible to use a tag's namespace prefix when searching,
  e.g. soup.find('namespace:tag')

* Improved the handling of empty-element tags like <br> when using the
  html.parser parser.

* HTML parsers treat all HTML4 and HTML5 empty element tags (aka void
  element tags) correctly.

* Namespace prefix is preserved when an XML tag is copied. Thanks
  to Vikas for a patch and test.
   2017-02-12 05:01:39 by Wen Heping | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
Update to 4.5.3

Upstream changes:
= 4.5.3 (20170102) =

* Fixed foster parenting when html5lib is the tree builder. Thanks to
  Geoffrey Sneddon for a patch and test.

* Fixed yet another problem that caused the html5lib tree builder to
  create a disconnected parse tree. [bug=1629825]

= 4.5.2 (20170102) =

* Apart from the version number, this release is identical to
  4.5.3. Due to user error, it could not be completely uploaded to
  PyPI. Use 4.5.3 instead.
   2016-08-09 16:40:54 by Leonardo Taccari | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
Update www/py-beautifulsoup4 to 4.5.1

= 4.5.1 (20160802) =
* Fixed a crash when passing Unicode markup that contained a
  processing instruction into the lxml HTML parser on Python
  3. [bug=1608048]

= 4.5.0 (20160719) =
* Beautiful Soup is no longer compatible with Python 2.6. This
  actually happened a few releases ago, but it's now official.
* Beautiful Soup will now work with versions of html5lib greater than
  0.99999999. [bug=1603299]
* If a search against each individual value of a multi-valued
  attribute fails, the search will be run one final time against the
  complete attribute value considered as a single string. That is, if
  a tag has class="foo bar" and neither "foo" nor \ 
"bar" matches, but
  "foo bar" does, the tag is now considered a match.
  This happened in previous versions, but only when the value being
  searched for was a string. Now it also works when that value is
  a regular expression, a list of strings, etc. [bug=1476868]
* Fixed a bug that deranged the tree when a whitespace element was
  reparented into a tag that contained an identical whitespace
  element. [bug=1505351]
* Added support for CSS selector values that contain quoted spaces,
  such as tag[style="display: foo"]. [bug=1540588]
* Corrected handling of XML processing instructions. [bug=1504393]
* Corrected an encoding error that happened when a BeautifulSoup
  object was copied. [bug=1554439]
* The contents of <textarea> tags will no longer be modified when the
  tree is prettified. [bug=1555829]
* When a BeautifulSoup object is pickled but its tree builder cannot
  be pickled, its .builder attribute is set to None instead of being
  destroyed. This avoids a performance problem once the object is
  unpickled. [bug=1523629]
* Specify the file and line number when warning about a
  BeautifulSoup object being instantiated without a parser being
  specified. [bug=1574647]
* The `limit` argument to `select()` now works correctly, though it's
  not implemented very efficiently. [bug=1520530]
* Fixed a Python 3 ByteWarning when a URL was passed in as though it
  were markup. Thanks to James Salter for a patch and
  test. [bug=1533762]
* We don't run the check for a filename passed in as markup if the
  'filename' contains a less-than character; the less-than character
  indicates it's most likely a very small document. [bug=1577864]

= 4.4.1 (20150928) =
* Fixed a bug that deranged the tree when part of it was
  removed. Thanks to Eric Weiser for the patch and John Wiseman for a
  test. [bug=1481520]
* Fixed a parse bug with the html5lib tree-builder. Thanks to Roel
  Kramer for the patch. [bug=1483781]
* Improved the implementation of CSS selector grouping. Thanks to
  Orangain for the patch. [bug=1484543]
* Fixed the test_detect_utf8 test so that it works when chardet is
  installed. [bug=1471359]
* Corrected the output of Declaration objects. [bug=1477847]

= 4.4.0 (20150703) =
Especially important changes:
* Added a warning when you instantiate a BeautifulSoup object without
  explicitly naming a parser. [bug=1398866]
* __repr__ now returns an ASCII bytestring in Python 2, and a Unicode
  string in Python 3, instead of a UTF8-encoded bytestring in both
  versions. In Python 3, __str__ now returns a Unicode string instead
  of a bytestring. [bug=1420131]
* The `text` argument to the find_* methods is now called `string`,
  which is more accurate. `text` still works, but `string` is the
  argument described in the documentation. `text` may eventually
  change its meaning, but not for a very long time. [bug=1366856]
* Changed the way soup objects work under copy.copy(). Copying a
  NavigableString or a Tag will give you a new NavigableString that's
  equal to the old one but not connected to the parse tree. Patch by
  Martijn Peters. [bug=1307490]
* Started using a standard MIT license. [bug=1294662]
* Added a Chinese translation of the documentation by Delong .w.
New features:
* Introduced the select_one() method, which uses a CSS selector but
  only returns the first match, instead of a list of
  matches. [bug=1349367]
* You can now create a Tag object without specifying a
  TreeBuilder. Patch by Martijn Pieters. [bug=1307471]
* You can now create a NavigableString or a subclass just by invoking
  the constructor. [bug=1294315]
* Added an `exclude_encodings` argument to UnicodeDammit and to the
  Beautiful Soup constructor, which lets you prohibit the detection of
  an encoding that you know is wrong. [bug=1469408]
* The select() method now supports selector grouping. Patch by
  Francisco Canas [bug=1191917]
Bug fixes:
* Fixed yet another problem that caused the html5lib tree builder to
  create a disconnected parse tree. [bug=1237763]
* Force object_was_parsed() to keep the tree intact even when an element
  from later in the document is moved into place. [bug=1430633]
* Fixed yet another bug that caused a disconnected tree when html5lib
  copied an element from one part of the tree to another. [bug=1270611]
* Fixed a bug where Element.extract() could create an infinite loop in
  the remaining tree.
* The select() method can now find tags whose names contain
  dashes. Patch by Francisco Canas. [bug=1276211]
* The select() method can now find tags with attributes whose names
  contain dashes. Patch by Marek Kapolka. [bug=1304007]
* Improved the lxml tree builder's handling of processing
  instructions. [bug=1294645]
* Restored the helpful syntax error that happens when you try to
  import the Python 2 edition of Beautiful Soup under Python
  3. [bug=1213387]
* In Python 3.4 and above, set the new convert_charrefs argument to
  the html.parser constructor to avoid a warning and future
  failures. Patch by Stefano Revera. [bug=1375721]
* The warning when you pass in a filename or URL as markup will now be
  displayed correctly even if the filename or URL is a Unicode
  string. [bug=1268888]
* If the initial <html> tag contains a CDATA list attribute such as
  'class', the html5lib tree builder will now turn its value into a
  list, as it would with any other tag. [bug=1296481]
* Fixed an import error in Python 3.5 caused by the removal of the
  HTMLParseError class. [bug=1420063]
* Improved docstring for encode_contents() and
  decode_contents(). [bug=1441543]
* Fixed a crash in Unicode, Dammit's encoding detector when the name
  of the encoding itself contained invalid bytes. [bug=1360913]
* Improved the exception raised when you call .unwrap() or
  .replace_with() on an element that's not attached to a tree.
* Raise a NotImplementedError whenever an unsupported CSS pseudoclass
  is used in select(). Previously some cases did not result in a
* It's now possible to pickle a BeautifulSoup object no matter which
  tree builder was used to create it. However, the only tree builder
  that survives the pickling process is the HTMLParserTreeBuilder
  ('html.parser'). If you unpickle a BeautifulSoup object created with
  some other tree builder, soup.builder will be None. [bug=1231545]
   2015-11-04 03:47:43 by Alistair G. Crooks | Files touched by this commit (758)
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Add SHA512 digests for distfiles for www category

Problems found locating distfiles:
	Package haskell-cgi: missing distfile haskell-cgi-20001206.tar.gz
	Package nginx: missing distfile array-var-nginx-module-0.04.tar.gz
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	Package php-owncloud: missing distfile owncloud-8.2.0.tar.bz2

Otherwise, existing SHA1 digests verified and found to be the same on
the machine holding the existing distfiles (morden).  All existing
SHA1 digests retained for now as an audit trail.
   2014-01-19 20:56:32 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
Update to 4.3.2:

= 4.3.2 (20131002) =

* Fixed a bug in which short Unicode input was improperly encoded to
  ASCII when checking whether or not it was the name of a file on
  disk. [bug=1227016]

* Fixed a crash when a short input contains data not valid in
  filenames. [bug=1232604]

* Fixed a bug that caused Unicode data put into UnicodeDammit to
  return None instead of the original data. [bug=1214983]

* Combined two tests to stop a spurious test failure when tests are
  run by nosetests. [bug=1212445]

= 4.3.1 (20130815) =

* Fixed yet another problem with the html5lib tree builder, caused by
  html5lib's tendency to rearrange the tree during
  parsing. [bug=1189267]

* Fixed a bug that caused the optimized version of find_all() to
  return nothing. [bug=1212655]

= 4.3.0 (20130812) =

* Instead of converting incoming data to Unicode and feeding it to the
  lxml tree builder in chunks, Beautiful Soup now makes successive
  guesses at the encoding of the incoming data, and tells lxml to
  parse the data as that encoding. Giving lxml more control over the
  parsing process improves performance and avoids a number of bugs and
  issues with the lxml parser which had previously required elaborate

  - An issue in which lxml refuses to parse Unicode strings on some
    systems. [bug=1180527]

  - A returning bug that truncated documents longer than a (very
    small) size. [bug=963880]

  - A returning bug in which extra spaces were added to a document if
    the document defined a charset other than UTF-8. [bug=972466]

  This required a major overhaul of the tree builder architecture. If
  you wrote your own tree builder and didn't tell me, you'll need to
  modify your prepare_markup() method.

* The UnicodeDammit code that makes guesses at encodings has been
  split into its own class, EncodingDetector. A lot of apparently
  redundant code has been removed from Unicode, Dammit, and some
  undocumented features have also been removed.

* Beautiful Soup will issue a warning if instead of markup you pass it
  a URL or the name of a file on disk (a common beginner's mistake).

* A number of optimizations improve the performance of the lxml tree
  builder by about 33%, the html.parser tree builder by about 20%, and
  the html5lib tree builder by about 15%.

* All find_all calls should now return a ResultSet object. Patch by
  Aaron DeVore. [bug=1194034]

= 4.2.1 (20130531) =

* The default XML formatter will now replace ampersands even if they
  appear to be part of entities. That is, "&lt;" will become
  "&amp;lt;". The old code was left over from Beautiful Soup 3, which
  didn't always turn entities into Unicode characters.

  If you really want the old behavior (maybe because you add new
  strings to the tree, those strings include entities, and you want
  the formatter to leave them alone on output), it can be found in
  EntitySubstitution.substitute_xml_containing_entities(). [bug=1182183]

* Gave new_string() the ability to create subclasses of
  NavigableString. [bug=1181986]

* Fixed another bug by which the html5lib tree builder could create a
  disconnected tree. [bug=1182089]

* The .previous_element of a BeautifulSoup object is now always None,
  not the last element to be parsed. [bug=1182089]

* Fixed test failures when lxml is not installed. [bug=1181589]

* html5lib now supports Python 3. Fixed some Python 2-specific
  code in the html5lib test suite. [bug=1181624]

* The html.parser treebuilder can now handle numeric attributes in
  text when the hexidecimal name of the attribute starts with a
  capital X. Patch by Tim Shirley. [bug=1186242]

= 4.2.0 (20130514) =

* The Tag.select() method now supports a much wider variety of CSS

 - Added support for the adjacent sibling combinator (+) and the
   general sibling combinator (~). Tests by "liquider". [bug=1082144]

 - The combinators (>, +, and ~) can now combine with any supported
   selector, not just one that selects based on tag name.

 - Added limited support for the "nth-of-type" pseudo-class. Code
   by Sven Slootweg. [bug=1109952]

* The BeautifulSoup class is now aliased to "_s" and \ 
"_soup", making
  it quicker to type the import statement in an interactive session:

  from bs4 import _s
  from bs4 import _soup

  The alias may change in the future, so don't use this in code you're
  going to run more than once.

* Added the 'diagnose' submodule, which includes several useful
  functions for reporting problems and doing tech support.

  - diagnose(data) tries the given markup on every installed parser,
    reporting exceptions and displaying successes. If a parser is not
    installed, diagnose() mentions this fact.

  - lxml_trace(data, html=True) runs the given markup through lxml's
    XML parser or HTML parser, and prints out the parser events as
    they happen. This helps you quickly determine whether a given
    problem occurs in lxml code or Beautiful Soup code.

  - htmlparser_trace(data) is the same thing, but for Python's
    built-in HTMLParser class.

* In an HTML document, the contents of a <script> or <style> tag will
  no longer undergo entity substitution by default. XML documents work
  the same way they did before. [bug=1085953]

* Methods like get_text() and properties like .strings now only give
  you strings that are visible in the document--no comments or
  processing commands. [bug=1050164]

* The prettify() method now leaves the contents of <pre> tags
  alone. [bug=1095654]

* Fix a bug in the html5lib treebuilder which sometimes created
  disconnected trees. [bug=1039527]

* Fix a bug in the lxml treebuilder which crashed when a tag included
  an attribute from the predefined "xml:" namespace. [bug=1065617]

* Fix a bug by which keyword arguments to find_parent() were not
  being passed on. [bug=1126734]

* Stop a crash when unwisely messing with a tag that's been
  decomposed. [bug=1097699]

* Now that lxml's segfault on invalid doctype has been fixed, fixed a
  corresponding problem on the Beautiful Soup end that was previously
  invisible. [bug=984936]

* Fixed an exception when an overspecified CSS selector didn't match
  anything. Code by Stefaan Lippens. [bug=1168167]

= 4.1.3 (20120820) =

* Skipped a test under Python 2.6 and Python 3.1 to avoid a spurious
  test failure caused by the lousy HTMLParser in those
  versions. [bug=1038503]

* Raise a more specific error (FeatureNotFound) when a requested
  parser or parser feature is not installed. Raise NotImplementedError
  instead of ValueError when the user calls insert_before() or
  insert_after() on the BeautifulSoup object itself. Patch by Aaron
  Devore. [bug=1038301]

= 4.1.2 (20120817) =

* As per PEP-8, allow searching by CSS class using the 'class_'
  keyword argument. [bug=1037624]

* Display namespace prefixes for namespaced attribute names, instead of
  the fully-qualified names given by the lxml parser. [bug=1037597]

* Fixed a crash on encoding when an attribute name contained
  non-ASCII characters.

* When sniffing encodings, if the cchardet library is installed,
  Beautiful Soup uses it instead of chardet. cchardet is much
  faster. [bug=1020748]

* Use logging.warning() instead of warning.warn() to notify the user
  that characters were replaced with REPLACEMENT
  CHARACTER. [bug=1013862]

= 4.1.1 (20120703) =

* Fixed an html5lib tree builder crash which happened when html5lib
  moved a tag with a multivalued attribute from one part of the tree
  to another. [bug=1019603]

* Correctly display closing tags with an XML namespace declared. Patch
  by Andreas Kostyrka. [bug=1019635]

* Fixed a typo that made parsing significantly slower than it should
  have been, and also waited too long to close tags with XML
  namespaces. [bug=1020268]

* get_text() now returns an empty Unicode string if there is no text,
  rather than an empty bytestring. [bug=1020387]

= 4.1.0 (20120529) =

* Added experimental support for fixing Windows-1252 characters
  embedded in UTF-8 documents. (UnicodeDammit.detwingle())

* Fixed the handling of &quot; with the built-in parser. [bug=993871]

* Comments, processing instructions, document type declarations, and
  markup declarations are now treated as preformatted strings, the way
  CData blocks are. [bug=1001025]

* Fixed a bug with the lxml treebuilder that prevented the user from
  adding attributes to a tag that didn't originally have
  attributes. [bug=1002378] Thanks to Oliver Beattie for the patch.

* Fixed some edge-case bugs having to do with inserting an element
  into a tag it's already inside, and replacing one of a tag's
  children with another. [bug=997529]

* Added the ability to search for attribute values specified in UTF-8. [bug=1003974]

  This caused a major refactoring of the search code. All the tests
  pass, but it's possible that some searches will behave differently.