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Beautiful Soup Tag | strings property

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The strings property returns the inner text of an element. Unlike the string property, strings handles the case when the element contains multiple children.

Examples

Consider the following HTML document:

my_html = """
   <div>
      <p>I like tea.</p>
      <p>I like soup.</p>
   </div>
"""
soup = BeautifulSoup(my_html)

To get the inner text of the div:

for string in soup.find("div").strings:
   print(string)
I like tea.
I like soup.

Notice how we end up with a whole bunch of spaces. To remove these awkward empty spaces, use the stripped_strings property instead:

for string in soup.find("div").stripped_strings:
   print(string)
I like tea.
I like soup.

The stripped_strings property omits lines that consist of just empty spaces, and also removes leading and trailing spaces.

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