Home > python > BeautifulSoup: _detectEncoding error

BeautifulSoup: _detectEncoding error

While parsing an HTML page with BeautifulSoup, I got a similar error message:

File ".../BeautifulSoup.py", line 1915, in _detectEncoding
TypeError: expected string or buffer

In the code I had this:

text = get_page(url)
soup = BeautifulSoup(text)


text = get_page(url)
text = str(text)    # here is the trick
soup = BeautifulSoup(text)

Tip from here.

Categories: python Tags: ,
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: