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Automatically crawl and extract text content from websites with documentation, knowledge bases, help centers, or blogs. This Actor is designed to provide data to feed, fine-tune, or train large language models such as ChatGPT or LLaMA.

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hyperlinks in markdown are broken


craftspeople opened this issue
2 months ago

when exporting the results of a scrape, the markdown has broken hyperlinks such as:


Admin & Relations


is it possible to remove the unwanted space after [ and before ] so that the markdown is as expected?

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Hello, and thank you for your interest in the Actor!

Website Content Crawler uses the Turndown library to convert from HTML to markdown. I have verified that the library behaves like you describe:

1import TurndownService from 'turndown';
2const str = `<a href="/careers/career-fields/admin-relations" class="promo-box tab-focus" style="background-image: url(&quot;;);"><div class="inner"><h4 class="promo-title">Admin &amp; Relations</h4> <h6>
3         Learn more.
4         <i class="fas fa-chevron-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></h6></div> <div class="overlay"></div></a>`;
5const td = TurndownService({headingStyle: 'atx', codeBlockStyle: 'fenced'});
6td.turndown(str); // returns broken markdown link

I'm afraid that there is nothing we can do on our end. You can open an issue with turndown (, or you could remove the offending links completely with the removeElementsCssSelector option. Or you could ignore the markdown produced by Website Content Crawler and perform the conversion using a different tool after you download the dataset (using the HTML as input - you need to enable that with the "Save HTML" option).

Hope that helps!

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  • Created in Mar 2023
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