Regex to remove all tags from a web page
alex at tweedly.net
Mon Oct 31 06:00:20 CST 2005
Eric Chatonet wrote:
> Hi all,
> I searched the list archive and the net for a regex that would allow
> to retrieve the meaningful text from any web page, stripping all html
> tags, extra code, etc. but I did not find something really convincing
> Any help would be much appreciated :-)
> PS. I don't want to use "set the htmlText/get text" using a field:
> this way crashes Rev unpredictably when doing batch processing.
I suspect this will be "not really convincing" :-)
Just removing tags should be
> put "<[^><]*>" into tRex
> put replacetext(fld "in", tRex, "") into fld "out"
That assumes the html has no "<" or ">" , and is generally well-formed.
That seems too simple - so it can't be convincing :-)
Alex Tweedly http://www.tweedly.net
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