devin_asay at byu.edu
Tue Dec 14 19:00:48 EST 2021
Does the replaceText() function allow the use of backreferences to retain groupings of text between matches. For example, if I have some text like this:
<p><span style=‘cruft'>Good stuff here.</span></p>
I want to end up something like this:
<h1>Good stuff here.”</h1>
In BBedit I can search for <p><span style=“cruft”>(.*)</span></p> and replace it with <h1>\1</h1> and it preserves the run of text designated by parentheses.
(I know, I can get more fancy on matching the runs of html tags, but I’m mainly interested in retaining the text, not in regex madness.)
In LC this does not work:
put replaceText(myText,"<p><span style=“cruft”>(.*)</span></p>”,”<h1>\1</h1>”) into myText
I just end up with <h1>\1</h1>, when I want <h1>Good stuff here.</h1>
Can replaceText even do this?
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