How to provide xpath value for web scraping?

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How to create XPath value from HTML elements? I used CSS so far for web scraping but I want to learn how to create XPath value. Can someone explain?
Sep 17 in Data Analytics by karthick
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Hey Karthik,

XPath uses path expressions to select nodes in an XML/HTML document. The node is selected by following a path or steps. 

The useful path expressions are listed below:

Expression Description
nodename Selects all nodes with the name "nodename"
/ Selects from the root node
// Selects nodes in the document from the current node that matches the selection no matter where they are
. Selects the current node
.. Selects the parent of the current node
@ Selects attributes

 Example - 

/div/span/#id_name/.class_name

You can find examples and explanation here,

https://www.w3schools.com/xml/xpath_examples.asp

answered Sep 18 by anonymous
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