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You must `download()` an article first!

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I am using newspaper the way it was described in the docs but I kept getting random exception with You must download() an article first!. One example that should be reproducible is:

import newspaper

article = newspaper.Article(url="")
article.parse() # Exception will be thrown here 

Any ideas why?

Issue Analytics

  • State:open
  • Created 5 years ago
  • Reactions:14
  • Comments:6 (1 by maintainers)

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DavidRaynercommented, Jul 5, 2018

This is how I get around this - pretty sure I found this on GH or stackoverflow, can’t remember.

from time import sleep
from newspaper.article import ArticleException, ArticleDownloadState

# Download article
slept = 0
while article.download_state == ArticleDownloadState.NOT_STARTED:
    # Raise exception if article download state does not change after 10 seconds
    if slept > 9:
        raise ArticleException('Download never started')
    slept += 1

# Parse article
MehmetFiratKomurcucommented, Jul 5, 2018

thanks @DavidRayner .When I download too much article(like 100 in a for loop), it gives this exception.

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