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  • Parse HTML from a URL, a file, or a string
  • Find data using DOM or CSS selectors
  • Manipulate the HTML elements, attributes, and text
  • Sanitize data to prevent XSS attacks
  • Understand various methods to configure your library for better results

As you might know, there are a lot of Java libraries that support parsing HTML content out there. Jsoup is yet another HTML parsing library, but it provides a lot of functionalities and boasts much more interesting features when compared to others. Give it a try, and you will see the difference!

Instant jsoup How-to provides simple and detailed instructions on how to use the Jsoup library to manipulate HTML content to suit your needs. You will learn the basic aspects of data crawling, as well as the various concepts of Jsoup so you can make the best use of the library to achieve your goals.

Instant jsoup How-to will help you learn step-by-step using real-world, practical problems. You will begin by learning several basic topics, such as getting input from a URL, a file, or a string, as well as making use of DOM navigation to search for data. You will then move on to some advanced topics like how to use the CSS selector and how to clean dirty HTML data. HTML data is not always safe, and because of that, you will learn how to sanitize the dirty documents to prevent further XSS attacks.

Instant jsoup How-to is a book for every Java developer who wants to learn HTML manipulation quickly and effectively. This book includes the sample source code for you to refer to with a detailed explanation of every feature of the library.

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Manipulate real-world HTML
  • Discover all the features supported by the Jsoup library
  • Learn how to Extract and Validate HTML data
Page Count 38
Course Length 1 hours 8 minutes
ISBN 9781782168003
Date Of Publication 6 Jun 2013


Pete Houston

Pete Houston is a software engineer from South Korea with 10 years of experience in software design and development.

He has undertaken research on medical imaging that helps in diagnosing symptoms of cancer in patients. He has worked with C, C++, COM/DLL, ActiveX Control, and C#.NET 3.0. He also designed and architected the Android mobile platform.

Currently, he is working on the research and implementation of search algorithms for data mining (C, Apache module, Python, and Hadoop).

He has also worked as the technical leader for a backend system to provide information services (Java, jsoup, PHP, SimpleXML, and Yii-Slim Framework). He also likes to spend his time on sharing technical stuffs on his homepage,