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Replace a tag with sed

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I need to replace a tag by another one, but keep the text in between, i.e. change <tag1 whatever>some text</tag1> into <tag2 whatever>some text</tag2>. Is this possible using sed?
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S='<tag1 whatever>some text</tag1>'
echo "$S"| sed -e 's/<tag1/<tag2/' -e 's/<\/tag1/<\/tag2/'

If there's never a linefeed between the tags then this will do it as well:

echo "$S"|sed 's/<tag1\(.*\)<\/tag1\>/<tag2\1<\/tag2>/'
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works perfectly, thanks.
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