Can We Get The Corresponding HTML As Well When Using XPathOnURL?


I understand that I can fetch the textual contents of an XPath, as well as a URL by appending "href" when using that formula. But is there a way to retain all the corresponding HTML as well? In other words, let's say a standard XpathOnURL formula returned the following:

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

I would instead like to fetch all the HTML associated with it as well, such as:

<a href="foo">The <b>quick brown fox</b> jumps over the lazy dog</a>

I'm aware of the HTMLFirst function, but I would like to target a specific section of the code with something like an XPath as well. Is this possible?


There's no support for returning HTML with XpathOnURL. Only returns text nodes.

You can request this feature on

You might be able to do what you want with a regexp?


Thanks! I will put in a request.


A fix for this will be included in the next release.


Very cool, thank you!


@nielsbosma thanks for going back and updating this comment. It's exactly what I was looking for!