Ruby Readability is a tool for extracting the primary readable content of a webpage. It is a Ruby port of arc90's readability project.
(sudo) gem install ruby-readability
gem "ruby-readability", :require => 'readability'
require 'rubygems' require 'readability' require 'open-uri' source = open('http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/').read puts Readability::Document.new(source).content
You may provide options to
:tags: the base whitelist of tags to sanitize, defaults to
<p>tags that have no text content; also removes
<p>tags that contain only images;
:attributes: whitelist of allowed attributes;
:debug: provide debugging output, defaults false;
:encoding: if the page is of a known encoding, you can specify it; if left unspecified, the encoding will be guessed (only in Ruby 1.9.x). If you wish to disable guessing, supply
:do_not_guess_encoding => true;
:html_headers: in Ruby 1.9.x these will be passed to the
guess_html_encodinggem to aid with guessing the HTML encoding;
:ignore_image_format: for use with .images. For example:
:ignore_image_format => ["gif", "png"];
:min_image_height: set a minimum image height for
:min_image_width: set a minimum image width for
:whitelistallow you to explicitly scope to, or remove, CSS selectors.
Command Line Tool
Readability comes with a command-line tool for experimentation in
Usage: readability  URL -d, --debug Show debug output -i, --images Keep images and -h, --help Show this
You can get a list of images in the content area with
feature requires that the
fastimage gem be installed.
rbody = Readability::Document.new(body, :tags => %w[div p img a], :attributes => %w[src href], :remove_empty_nodes => false) rbody.images
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If you're on a Mac and are getting segmentation faults, see the discussion at
https://github.com/sparklemotion/nokogiri/issues/404 and consider updating
your version of
libxml2. Version 2.7.8 of
libxml2, installed with
worked for me:
gem install nokogiri -- --with-xml2-include=/usr/local/Cellar/libxml2/2.7.8/include/libxml2 --with-xml2-lib=/usr/local/Cellar/libxml2/2.7.8/lib --with-xslt-dir=/usr/local/Cellar/libxslt/1.1.26
Or if you're using bundler and Rails 3, you can run this command to make
bundler always globally build
nokogiri this way:
bundle config build.nokogiri -- --with-xml2-include=/usr/local/Cellar/libxml2/2.7.8/include/libxml2 --with-xml2-lib=/usr/local/Cellar/libxml2/2.7.8/lib --with-xslt-dir=/usr/local/Cellar/libxslt/1.1.26
This code is under the Apache License 2.0. See http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.
Ruby port by cantino, starrhorne, libc, and iterationlabs. Special thanks to fizx and marcosinger.