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Pattern Matching LF in Dreamwever CS5

Posted on 2014-02-20
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I need to remove some <b> tags around href tags.  I have some href lines that span more than one line so my pattern isn't matching when it hits the LF character.

<p><b>  <a href="http://www.thefrugallife.com/auto_lease.html">Getting Out of an Auto *** this is where the LF is **************
  Lease</a></b></p>

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Here is my code the regex flavor is Javascript (MSIE standard)

<b>([\s|\r\n]+)?<a href="(.+)?.html">(.+)?</a>([\s|\r\n]+)?</b>

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Please help me figure this out.

Thanks,

Randal
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Jason C. Levine earned 2000 total points
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At the very end of the regex you have:

</a>([\s|\r\n]+)?</b>

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Match the closing </a>, followed by one or more whitespaces or linebreaks one time followed by the closing </b> tag.

The source code has:

this is where the LF is **************
  Lease</a>

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The line break occurs before the </a>, not after. So no match.

<b>([\s|\r\n]+)?<a href="(.+)?.html">(.+)?([\s|\r\n]+)?(.+)</a></b>

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Should work.
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by:sharingsunshine
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Absolutely correct, I can't believe I didn't see that, but I am glad you did.
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