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Re: Regex match last

by ww (Bishop)
on Aug 20, 2012 at 10:38 UTC ( #988427=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Regex match last


C:\>perl -E "my $str='<c:t="AD2343"/><c:p>65677676</c:p>'; if ( $str = +~ m|(<c:.*)?(?:[/>]{2})| ) {say $1;}" <c:t=AD2343

Your code asks the regex engine to match a 'c', a colon and any number of anything thereafter(except newlines).

Because you didn't provide the actual code, we can't be sure just what other issues may be in play... such as the previously mentioned use of an alternate regex marker.

Update (based on the redefined problem in Re^2: Regex match last): You'll probably have fewer problems in the long run if you use an html parser of one flavor or another, rather than trying to parse html with regexen.

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Re^2: Regex match last
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 20, 2012 at 10:55 UTC

    I am just capturing a group in the xml and replacing it with another group. I did'nt think that is parsing. Is it?

      It's called parsing whenever you want to do anything with (specific bits of) the data you read :)

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