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How to Find XPath to Locate Data in a Web Page

XPath expressions help you easily navigate XML/HTML documents. As you may notice, web scraping is all about parsing through HTML documents. In this regard, XPath is quite handy in web scraping projects as it enables you to programmatically access HTML elements, locate data, and extract useful data. CSS selectors are one of the XPath alternatives, but XPaths are far more versatile than CSS selectors when it comes to navigating the DOM (document object model). Read this insight to understand:

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