how to copy an specific html element code

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how to copy an specific html element code

Post by uniadv » Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:56 pm

Hi,
I have stuck at place while data-scrapping. I mostly work on google chrome and use "xpath" to perform "ChromeGetElementData" but this time i got data something like this:

HTML of specific element:

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<a class="date js-hide-on-sending js-highlight-link past" dt="2020-10-01T13:22:18.755Z" href="/c/p3iaixpM/193-bagla-hisar#comment-5f75" title="October 1, 2020 7:00 PM">5 hours ago</a>
Here i was extracting date & time by simply using:

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ChromeGetElementData>session_1,strElementID_1,text,strResult
but now instead of getting date & time, i'm getting "5 hours ago" because this website structures has been changed. It seems required data still present within the HTML code of that element i.e. title="October 1, 2020 7:00 PM". So is there any way so i can extract "title" from that element or if not possible then any way to get the whole html code of that particular element?

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Ushahra

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Re: how to copy an specific html element code

Post by Marcus Tettmar » Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:06 pm

Try this:

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ChromeGetElementData>session_1,strElementID_1,attribute/title,strResult
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Re: how to copy an specific html element code

Post by uniadv » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:36 am

It Worked!
Thank you so much Marcus Tettmar
I'm in love with this software and you too :wink: :wink:

Where can i find its detailed documentation so my every query can be resolved directly from that?
One more thing i want to ask, do i need to start new thread for every query i have or can i continue withing the same thread?


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Re: how to copy an specific html element code

Post by Marcus Tettmar » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:57 am

The documentation for this command showing how you can specify an HTML attribute is here:
https://www.mjtnet.com/manuals/v15/HTML ... tdata.html

As far as new threads go - best thing would be to keep things on topic. So if it's on the same topic, add to the thread, otherwise create a new one.
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