Reading HTML file for parsing

I want to read html file and then parse it (not sure if use word “parse” correctly).

I saved to file example.html
Also using EzXML library

using Cascadia, Gumbo, HTTP,AbstractTrees
using EzXML

r = EzXML.readhtml("example.html")


Prints result (html):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?> Example Domain
<meta charset="utf-8"/>
<meta http-equiv="Content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/>    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1"/>
<style type="text/css"><![CDATA[
body {
    background-color: #f0f0f2;
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, BlinkMacSystemFont, "Segoe UI", "Open Sans", "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;     

div {
    width: 600px;
    margin: 5em auto;
    padding: 2em;
    background-color: #fdfdff;
    border-radius: 0.5em;
    box-shadow: 2px 3px 7px 2px rgba(0,0,0,0.02);
a:link, a:visited {
    color: #38488f;
    text-decoration: none;
@media (max-width: 700px) {
    div {
        margin: 0 auto;
        width: auto;

Example Domain

This domain is for use in illustrative examples in documents. You may use this domain in literature without prior coordination or asking for permission.

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How to work further with this html ?

h = parsehtml(String(r.body))

Gives error:
ERROR: type Document has no field body

Cascadia commands does not work too.

EzXML.readhtml() reads simple html files, but give errors on more complex files.

What library should I use ?
Or I missed some steps ?


You seem to be importing Gumbo.jl and Cascadia.jl in your code. So I don’t really understand why you are using EzXML’s parser? Can’t you directly use Gumbo’s parsehtml method?

XML based parsers such as EzXML often have difficulty working with actual html.