Grep help - remove HTML tags

Ben Rubinstein benr_mc at
Wed Mar 19 08:02:35 EST 2003

on 14/3/03 5:13 pm, Alex Rice wrote

> I agree with the other poster, a real XML parser would be a better way
> to go. What if the HTML is mixed case <TitLE>soemthing</tiTLE>?

Depending on the source of the content - I doubt it!  If the HTML being
parsed comes 'from the wild', there's a 99% chance that it's irregular - not
well-formed HTML, let alone XHTML or XML.

And I'd wouldn't have thought that mixed case would be an issue with
matchText - IIRC, it's case insensitive unless specifically asked not to be.
Whereas XML on the other hand is defined by spec to be case-sensitive; so a
'proper' parser, if behaving 'correctly', should choke on the above example
- whereas Keith would probably rather it accepted it.
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