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JavaScript/REGEX: Remove HTML Entities

Posted on 2012-03-21
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Using JavaScript, how can I remove all HTML entities?

<!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>
<title>Demo</title>
</head>
<body>

<h1>Hello</h1>

<script type="text/javascript">

var xyz='Hello &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp World &amp;';

alert( xyz.replace(/(&([^>])\;)/ig,'') ); // Should alert "Hello  World "

</script>

</body>
</html>

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Question by:hankknight
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Try:

xyz.replace(/&(?:#\d+|[a-z]+);/ig,'')

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