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From "Rebhan, Gilbert" <>
Subject RE: containsregex and concat
Date Mon, 27 Nov 2006 09:05:37 GMT



should match :

<table class="summary">foobar</table>

also with more than one attribute

<table class="summary" foo="bar">foobar</table>

foobar is  /1  (group 1)

Regards, Gilbert

-----Original Message-----
From: George Bills [] 
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2006 6:41 AM
To: Ant Users List
Subject: Re: containsregex and concat

Hrm, it probably isn't since advanced regexs are still black magic to 
me. The "." was supposed to match any character, including a newline 
(with the s flag), the * to say match 0-n of them and the ? to say be 
lazy, match as little as possible (so that I don't pull in 
<table>...</table><table>...</table> in one match).

I just tried [^<], but it doesn't seem to work - I think because of such

things as "<table><tr>...</tr></table>" - the opening bracket of <tr>

conflicts. I tried [.&lt;&gt]*? to make sure that the "regex.body" part 
was matching the brackets, but that didn't work either.

Also, <table class="summary"> was wrong - <table class="summary"(.*?)> 
is a little better since the tables can have more than the class 
attribute (in fact, all of them do). But after changing that I'm 
matching the entire document - <html> through to </html>. That might 
just be because I'm using filetokenizer - if I make one match within 
filetokenizer, do I end up getting the entire document? If so, how do I 
get only the matching text?

Regex is now: <table class="summary".*?>.*?</table>

Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.

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