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A recursive method!!

Arihant
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Joined: Oct 02, 2002
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Can somebody please help me in writing a recursive method to remove all the HTML tags from a given String. (Note that an HTML tag begins with < and ends with >.)
thanks and regards,
Arihant
Cindy Glass
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Read this article on Regular Expressions. They can help you identify when you have bumped into a pattern matching an html tag.
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William Barnes
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Joined: Mar 16, 2001
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Is there some special reason you want to do this with recursion (besides it being homework I mean). Just stop down the string, if you are inside less-than and greater-than don't copy that out.


Please ignore post, I have no idea what I am talking about.
Ron Newman
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Joined: Jun 06, 2002
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It's a little more complicated than that, since you can legally have "<" and ">" characters inside a quoted attribute value, for example:
<input name="a<b">
<input name="a>b">


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William Barnes
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Ok, so it's a little bit more complicated. But I still wouldn't think of trying to solve the problem with recursion.
 
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