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Title Test Find Pattern Title
This expression finds all opening and closing tags. Good for stripping out tags in an XML or HTML document. I used it to clean-up HTML documents that had XML mixed in. It found all the tags, then I just deleted the ones that weren't standard. I used it in HOMESITES extended find.
<html> | <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> | <
Any plain old text | | xml>
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Title: test
Name: test test test
Date: 3/25/2007 9:19:24 PM
i don't know what thie

Title: Just what I was looking for
Name: Jay Bevins
Date: 1/7/2005 6:47:39 AM
It took a long time of web searching to find a simple solution. True it does not work in all cases of HTML, but does work on analyzing HTML the table I am working on. Thanks a lot.

Title: hh
Name: mm
Date: 11/7/2004 10:36:11 AM
<font> eeh?

Title: RE: Does not work properly
Name: Toby Henderson
Date: 6/9/2004 5:21:40 AM
This one will match all the tags including <tag tag="<tag>"> or javascript in any of the attributtes

Title: Does not work properly
Name: Chris Heller
Date: 2/18/2004 8:55:51 PM
This will catch tags like this <a href="some URL">, but not like <a title="Next >" href="some URL">. In general parsing HTML and XML with regular expressions does not work in all cases. It will work in a lot of cases, but not all. In the poster's use case where he is editing documents in Homesite, then it would probably work well enough since he is going to see what it catches, but if you were doing this automatically in some program, you'd have problems.

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