Extract HTML Elements from Text Area

I have a WYSIWYG editor that will populate a textarea with HTML and some images.  I would like to know how to traverse the HTML (within the textarea), extract the 'src' attribute from the image and pass it to either a Coldfusion variable or as a hidden element within the form.
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Albert Van HalenAnalyst developerCommented:
I would get the contents of the editor, put it into an element and get all the elements you want by using getElementsByTagName.
That method will return an array of your choosen elements which you can traverse.

I created a small demo for you at http://jsfiddle.net/yNVv7/
Just put some html into the textarea, click on 'check' and it will alert the src attribute of each img element.

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gKillerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the demo. Although the demo worked, it did not return the correct image when I used it with the WYSIWYG editor. After doing some debugging, it was discovered that the editor created it's own objects within the HTML which did not yield the correct results when used with your code.  W did eventually find the right instances and that generated the correct results.

Your demo did come in handy in another part of our project, however.  So that it appreciated.

Thanks again.
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