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Regular Expression Details

Title Test Find Pattern Title
Expression
<a[a-zA-Z0-9 ="'.:;?]*(name=){1}[a-zA-Z0-9 ="'.:;?]*\s*((/>)|(>[a-zA-Z0-9 ="'<>.:;?]*</a>))
Description
This expression matches only valid html anchors. Those are anchors with an attribute name=. Such anchor can be closed either with </a> or with />. If someone can help - one thing still missing is not matching html tags with parameter href, becazse such should be considered as non valid anchors.
Matches
<a name="anchorName">Anchor</a> | <a name=anchorName />
Non-Matches
<a href="somewhere"> | <a href> | <a name />
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