Cheerio

Questions about Cheerio, an implementation of core jQuery designed specifically for the server.

Jsdom

Implementation of the WHATWG DOM and HTML Standards (among others) for node.js



Options module faster

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"If it is unavoidable node.js has good options - try to use the module cheerio which is faster than heavy weight jsdom"

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Technology for Server side DOM manipulation (Java vs Node)

"Cheerio does not execute scripts on the page therefore you can t see this specific class;you can use selenium which is pretty heavy to run on scale or jsdom which is lighter"

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Empty output scraping with cheerio

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You are probably better off using cheerio which is lighter than jsdom and supports most of the jquery syntax

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Update all href anchor links in folder of HTML files

Jsdom is great if you have control of the page you want to crawl or server-side rendering it but be aware that site-errors will cause your node process to crash;cheerio doesn t execute javascript but merely parses the html

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Facing issue when web scraping a page table using node js

Jsdom is a module which will provide such content but is not as lightweight;cheerio does not execute these scripts and as a result content may not be visible as you re experiencing

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Data from web scraping using node.js request is different from data shown in the browser

If you don t need a full dom available and just want to parse and scrape manipulate html elements there is cheerio which is more lightweight than jsdom and still gives you a jquery-like api

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Node.js & JQuery: "ReferenceError: $ is not defined" error. How do I use jquery with node on the server?

I had the same problem with jsdom and switcht to cheerio which is much faster than jsdom and works even after scanning hundreds of sites

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Jsdom and node.js leaking memory

I find request + cheerio to be easier than jsdom for tasks like this

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Node Jsdom Scrape Google's Reverse Image Search

Cheerio does not execute these scripts and as a result content may not be visible as you re experiencing;this is an article i read a while back and caused me to have the same discovery just open the article and search for jsdom is more powerful for a quick answer

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Data from web scraping using node.js request is different from data shown in the browser

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