Searching for a tag name in XML

Terry Judd tsj at
Wed Apr 22 18:08:26 EDT 2009

David - from memory, I have had to deal with nested tables before (parsing
Flickr pages) and as you point out the replace/itemoffset approach would no
have worked. I think I had to rely on either the formatting of whitespace
within the html or the presence of adjacent tags to do what I wanted.


On 23/04/09 12:20 AM, "David Bovill" <david.bovill at> wrote:

> 2009/4/21 Terry Judd <tsj at>
>> I usually forget revXML and just use replace, itemOffset etc. to parse
> Yes - I've spent ages writing code to do that - but still not got anywhere
> regarding nested brackets - or am i missing a trick - actually in this case
> it might not be a bad idea - as you rarely have tables within tables - still
> could your code handle extracting a table wich may or may not have a number
> of tables within it?
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