Python BeautifulSoup: Find all the h2 tags and list the first four from the webpage python.org

BeautifulSoup: Exercise-9 with Solution

Write a Python program to find all the h2 tags and list the first four from the webpage python.org.

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

import requests
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
url = 'https://www.python.org/'
reqs = requests.get(url)
soup = BeautifulSoup(reqs.text, 'lxml')
print("First four h2 tags from the webpage python.org.:")

Sample Output:

First four h2 tags from the webpage python.org.:
[<h2 class="widget-title"><span aria-hidden="true" class="icon-get-started"></span>Get Started</h2>,
 <h2 class="widget-title"><span aria-hidden="true" class="icon-download"></span>Download</h2>, 
 <h2 class="widget-title"><span aria-hidden="true" class="icon-documentation"></span>Docs</h2>, 
 <h2 class="widget-title"><span aria-hidden="true" class="icon-jobs"></span>Jobs</h2>]

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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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