Python BeautifulSoup: Find the title tags from a given html document

BeautifulSoup: Exercise-1 with Solution

Write a Python program to find the title tags from a given html document.

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
html_doc = """
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;
<title>An example of HTML page</title>
<h2>This is an example HTML page</h2>
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nunc at nisi velit,
aliquet iaculis est. Curabitur porttitor nisi vel lacus euismod egestas. In hac
habitasse platea dictumst. In sagittis magna eu odio interdum mollis. Phasellus
sagittis pulvinar facilisis. Donec vel odio volutpat tortor volutpat commodo.
Donec vehicula vulputate sem, vel iaculis urna molestie eget. Sed pellentesque
adipiscing tortor, at condimentum elit elementum sed. Mauris dignissim
elementum nunc, non elementum felis condimentum eu. In in turpis quis erat
imperdiet vulputate. Pellentesque mauris turpis, dignissim sed iaculis eu,
euismod eget ipsum. Vivamus mollis adipiscing viverra. Morbi at sem eget nisl
euismod porta.</p>
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soup = BeautifulSoup(html_doc, 'html.parser')
print("Title of the document:")

Sample Output:

Title of the document:
<title>An example of HTML page</title>

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Python: Tips of the Day

Getting the last element of a list:

some_list[-1] is the shortest and most Pythonic.

In fact, you can do much more with this syntax. The some_list[-n] syntax gets the nth-to-last element. So some_list[-1] gets the last element, some_list[-2] gets the second to last, etc, all the way down to some_list[-len(some_list)], which gives you the first element.

You can also set list elements in this way. For instance:

>>> some_list = [1, 2, 3]
>>> some_list[-1] = 5 # Set the last element
>>> some_list[-2] = 3 # Set the second to last element
>>> some_list
[1, 3, 5]

Note that getting a list item by index will raise an IndexError if the expected item doesn't exist. This means that some_list[-1] will raise an exception if some_list is empty, because an empty list can't have a last element.

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