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Re^2: Parsing HTML tags with regex

by jithoosin (Scribe)
on Nov 11, 2005 at 09:23 UTC ( #507672=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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Hi gopal,
THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I won the bet .But now i am in bit of trouble. I donot know how to explain the working to my friends.So could you PLEASE explain the working of the regular expression.Once again THANK YOU VERY MUCH GOPAL.


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Re^3: Parsing HTML tags with regex
by gopalr (Priest) on Nov 11, 2005 at 10:09 UTC
    m# < ## start with < ( ## group start [^">]+ ## text but Not match " and > (?:"[^"]+")* ## if " found, match till end quote found. Its optional [^>]+ ## text but Not match and > ) ## group end > ## End with > #
      Hi gopal,
      There is a problem if the input string is my $line = "<select name=\"url><23\" style=\"width><A125px\"  >";
      .But i think a slight modification to your previous answer will do the job then #$line =~ m#<([^">]+(?:"[^"]+")*)*[^>]+>#; IS there any problem.Also provide me an asnwer for the question about <!--->---> thing

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