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Need regex to use in replace()

Posted on 2010-09-23
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I've got some strings that look like this:
Baby & Toddler > Baby Safety > ...

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I want to take off the trialing
 > ...

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Result should be
Baby & Toddler > Baby Safety

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Can't use this:
  str.replace(" > ...", "", str);

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I get an error: "invalid regular expression flag A" (in Firebug)

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Question by:EddieShipman
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You may use : str.replace(/\s>\s\.{3}/, "")

\s for space
\. for the dot and you have three to remove

Test page :


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
</head>
<body>
<script language="javascript">
	var s = "Baby & Toddler > Baby Safety > ...";
	alert( s.replace(/\s>\s\.{3}/, "") );
</script>
</body>
</html>

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by:EddieShipman
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It isn't working for me...
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by:leakim971
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my test page ?
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by:EddieShipman
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No, using your regex in my page located here:
http://www.partreports.com/treetest.php
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by:leakim971
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What is your browser ?


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Firefox 3.6.10
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by:EddieShipman
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You forgot to click the '...' in the second dropdown that contains baby Monitors. Do that and see if it still works for you.
If you select anything but the '...' in the last one, it doesn't append the  ' > ...'

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seems it work :


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by:EddieShipman
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Not using IE7... Did you actually CLICK on the ... in the second dropdown?
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by:EddieShipman
ID: 33750688
Fixed it...

Modified the .each function to not add the item if it's text = '...' like this:


.each(function() { 
  if($(this).text() != '...') {
    labels.push($(this).text()); 
  }
}); // .each

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by:EddieShipman
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Now, I don't even need the replace...
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lol OK
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by:EddieShipman
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I'm giving you the points anyway.
This taxonomy is for an e-comemrce package to handle exports of their products to import into GoogleBase.
GoogleBase is the "store" for Google Checkout. You can import your products directly into it and sell from their store.
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Good to know! Thanks a lot for the points! Have fun!
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