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From Deepak Shetty <>
Subject Re: Jmeter Regex advice - qualifier string after regex
Date Wed, 13 Nov 2013 19:01:28 GMT
I guess your expression is too greedy (Im assuming you are getting a lot
more than 12354

a href=([^>]*)><span>Foo2
Note that your snippet is invalid html and people tend to put in quotes or
apostrophes or add spaces or more attributes and if you want to write an
expression that doesnt break easily youll have to change the regex.
the other way would be to modify your expression to have .*? - that would
work but it would be inefficient

On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 9:11 AM, Gavin Maselino

> Hi
> So here is an example of the JMeter response I am struggling with:
> <div><a href=12354><span>Foo1<a href=12357><span>Foo2</div>
> The text I need to use regex on is the ahref next to Foo2 (12357).When I
> do this regex on (a href=(.*)><span>Foo2), it returns the
> href value for Foo1.
> Can anyone advise how I can get the ahref for Foo2?
>  I cannot use XPath extraction as the real response I am using has
> hexademical in it so a '<' is actually encoded as '\u003C'.
> Thanks

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