The regular expressions guides¶
Wikipedia defines regular expressions like this:
In computing, a regular expression, also referred to as regex or regexp, provides a concise and flexible means for matching strings of text, such as particular characters, words, or patterns of characters.
A regular expression is written in a formal language that can be interpreted by a regular expression processor, a program that either serves as a parser generator or examines text and identifies parts that match the provided specification.
Regular expressions - theory¶
Parsing HTML using Regular Expressions - but i don’t think it is good idea
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