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Regular Expression Details

Title Test Find Pattern Title
Expression
<a\s*.*?href\s*=\s*['"](?!http:\/\/).*?>(.*?)<\/a>
Description
Finds all local links, but doesnt match on external links. Use replace with $1 to leave the link text but remove the link.
Matches
<a href='locallink.htm'>my local link</a> | <a title='click here' href="/a/local
Non-Matches
<a href='http://www.site.com/page.htm'>www.site.com</a> | <a href='http://www.site.co
Author Rating: Not yet rated. james mountain
Source peter lushpay (lushpay.com)
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Title: Incorrectly stops at <a href="/local>foo"> before foo
Name: Randal L. Schwartz
Date: 3/9/2005 10:20:25 AM
Comment:
Do not parse HTML with regex. It's a complex problem. Use a real HTML parser.


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