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Old 03-19-2010, 06:37 PM   #1
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Perl Regex matching HTML


I'm trying to find out how to extract the string between the 2 <title> tags: <title>this is what i want</title>.

I found lots of results but nothing I've tried works.. EG:
$page =~ m/<title>($.)<\/title>/gism;
 
Old 03-19-2010, 06:44 PM   #2
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I'm trying to find out how to extract the string between the 2 <title> tags: <title>this is what i want</title>.

I found lots of results but nothing I've tried works.. EG:
$page =~ m/<title>($.)<\/title>/gism;
Why not use existing HTML parsing Perl modules ?
 
Old 03-19-2010, 07:57 PM   #3
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Maybe you want a substitution rather than a match:
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$page =~ s#<title>(.*)</title>#$1#im;
Although as Sergei Steshenko suggests, you are better off using a proper HTML parser, since there are variations of the tags which will become unwieldy when using regular expressions.
 
  


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