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Regular Expression Details

Title Test Find XML Tag
Expression
<(\w+)(\s(\w*=".*?")?)*((/>)|((/*?)>.*?</\1>))
Description
This RE will match XML tag elements. All elements must be closed. Won't match nested tags
Matches
&lt;body&gt; text&lt;br/&gt;More Text &lt;/body&gt; | &lt;a href=&quot;link.html&quot;&gt;Link&lt;/a
Non-Matches
&lt;p&gt; Some Text &lt;p&gt; | &lt;hr&gt; | &lt;html&gt;
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Title: holy grail
Name: Cameron Knowlton
Date: 9/11/2004 4:44:16 PM
Comment:
wow, this is the holy grail of web page parsing... a blessing on your camels.


Title: Update
Name: Michael Ash
Date: 12/20/2003 10:28:22 PM
Comment:
I changed this regex from <(\w+?).*?(/>|>.*?</\1>) The orginal version would incorrectly match when tags contained a self closing tag. This version should fix that error


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