python-beautifulsoup should have some docs

Bug #478932 reported by Florian Diesch on 2009-11-09
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Beautiful Soup
beautifulsoup (Debian)
Fix Released
beautifulsoup (Ubuntu)
beautifulsoup4 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

python-beautifulsoup doesn't include no docs (besides the docstrings).
Including or at least pointing to that page in README.Debian would make the module easier to use for programmers

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Nov 9 07:24:12 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: python-beautifulsoup
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: beautifulsoup
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

Florian Diesch (diesch) wrote :
Chuck Short (zulcss) on 2009-12-14
Changed in beautifulsoup (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Stefano Rivera (stefanor) wrote :

Leonard: Any chance of including the docs in future tarballs?

I see trunk has an empty docs dir, which is at least a start :)

Changed in beautifulsoup (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Leonard Richardson (leonardr) wrote :

For BS4 I'll include the documentation in the release.

Changed in beautifulsoup (Debian):
status: New → Confirmed
Stefano Rivera (stefanor) wrote :

> For BS4 I'll include the documentation in the release.

Thanks. I don't see any in the beta tarball or bzr branch, but you have some up on your website. It'd be nice if they were included in the tarball.

Leonard Richardson (leonardr) wrote :

Tarballs for Beautiful Soup 4 now include Sphinx documentation. It's also in the Bazaar repository.

Changed in beautifulsoup:
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in beautifulsoup4 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
harrison (kapthari) wrote :

Guess I am a latecomer to Beautiful Soup but I find it fascinating. Documents or instructions would be very welcome. The books published by Packet, sold by Amazon are of no practical use as they contain so many mistakes and requests for you to buy more of the same.


try to go with documentation .

Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

This appears fixed in beautifulsoup4. It seems unlikely that it'll be fixed in the older version beautifulsoup (3), so I'm marking that one as Won't Fix to set expectations.

Changed in beautifulsoup (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
Changed in beautifulsoup (Debian):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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