How to use HMTL node?

Describe the problem/error/question

I do not understand how to choose the CSS selector, Key and attribute fields in the HTML node. I would like to check this site and choose if there is a new rule in the table of content:
Apache Tomcat® - Apache Tomcat 9 vulnerabilities

How can I find the CSS selector and attribute easily? I tried finding it in the page source and through inspect, but I do not understand how to fill the field in n8n.

The documentation of the node was also not helpful: HTML | n8n Docs

Please share your workflow

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  • n8n version: 1.19.5
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Hi there! I recorded a generic video on how to solve this type of case but I used your usecase so you also get your solution. Hope it helps!


Here is also the WF JSON from my video (but I encourage you to redo it yourself for the learnings muscle memory :slight_smile:

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Max :slight_smile: :facepunch: this is absolutely awesome. Thank you very much for explaining this in so much detail! You made my day!

Maybe you can even link this video on the Docs so everyone can find it.

Kind regards,


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