html – Removing span tags from soup BeautifulSoup/Python-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I have a soup in Python like this:

<p>
 <span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #3366ff;">
   Title:
 </span>
 Info
</p>
<p>
 <span style="color: #3366ff;">
  <span style="text-decoration: underline;">
   Title2:
  </span>
 </span>
 Info2
</p>

I’d like to get it to look like this:

<p>
   Title:
 Info
</p>
<p>
   Title2:
 Info2
</p>

Is there a way to do this with bs4?

How to solve:

You’ll be wanting to use beautifulsoup’s unwrap() for this.

import bs4
soup1 = bs4.BeautifulSoup(htm1, 'html.parser')
for match in soup1.findAll('span'):
    match.unwrap()
print soup1

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You can also use replace_with to remove span tags:

from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
soup = BeautifulSoup(html)
for span_tag in soup.findAll('span'):
    span_tag.replace_with('')
print(soup)

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