troubleshooting Question

Does SED support alternation regular expression?

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Here is an example of my data:

<frame context=".*/batch">
<frame context=".*/continuous">


I am trying convert the above data to look like:


I currently have these two sed scripts that do the job, but I am trying to combine into one statement:

     sed -i "/<frame /,/>/ s/ context=\"\.\*\/batch\"//g" $PRODUCTDIR/kb/framesPTP.xml
     sed -i "/<frame /,/>/ s/ context=\"\.\*\/continuous\"//g" $PRODUCTDIR/kb/framesPTP.xml

I tried:

     sed -i "/<frame /,/>/ s/ context=\"\.\*\/(batch|continuous)\"//g" $PRODUCTDIR/kb/framesPTP.xml

But it does not work for me.  When I use the pipe to get the either/or it doesn't do any substitution at all.  Help please.

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