I'm having to edit another person's HTML code (hundreds of files) and so many times is written as just   - which can cause some browsers to render it as text. Also all singular ampersands "&" should be written as & to be HTML4.01 compliant (and XHTML) - I think.
I'm using TextPad and I just need a simple regex that will let me replace an instance of " " that ISN'T "&nsbp;" with " ". And also instances of JUST "&" (with possibly preceding and after letters, if written incorrectly) with &
Obviously will need two Regex's but simpler to ask in one question. I just can't seem to get my head round the regex's since most websites seem to have disgustingly complicated ways of explaining them. I've tried http://www.regular-expressions.info/
which seems useful if you have twenty hours of time to learn, which unfortunately I don't :)
So thanks in advance,