[thelist] Strip HTML Tags Regular Expression

Plunkett, Matt MPlunkett at MSA.com
Wed Jul 3 14:23:00 CDT 2002


Be very careful trying to do this.  The Perl Cookbook recipe 20.6 cautions
you not to use the regular expression that several people have


JavaScript expressions are slightly different than Perl, but the principle
remains the same.

It will break on comments that include <>'s, one line script segments, tags
with line breaks, and so on.

Basically, a regexp is not really appropriate for this problem...I'm not
sure how you get around it in JavaScript, in Perl there are a few modules
you can use instead.


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	From:	Feingold Josh S [SMTP:Josh.S.Feingold at irs.gov]
	Sent:	Wednesday, July 03, 2002 11:23 AM
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	Can someone please provide me with the Javascript regular
	expression that will strip out all HTML tags from a page.

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