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Need help - To replace <br> with "" empty string

 
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Hello all,

I have an html string which contains br with beginning and ending <> brackets which I want to replace with the "" empty string. I am using the String.replaceAll() method eg message.replaceAll("[<(.|)+?>]", " "). I am able to delete the < and > but not the substring "br". Please help me to modify the regex/pattern.

I appreciate your time.

Thank you so much,
Naveen Katoch
 
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Any reason you don't do string.replaceAll("<br>", "");? I am not at a Java compiler so can't tell, but a quick regex test seemed to show it would work...
 
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Hi Steve,

Thanks for your time. My string is like this
String message = "<strong>" + title + "</strong>" +
"\n" +
"" + message.replaceAll("[<(.|)+?>]", " ") + "";
or message = title + "\n" + message.replaceAll("[<(.|)+?>]", " ");
_messages.add(message);

It is returnning the message with br as it has a substring like
. The returned message after replaceAll is Declined from Product Dispensing by Naveen Katoch br Edit Data Entry br. So I don't want the br in the returned message. Or is it possible to put br and replace with empty string. I am doing the same thing eg final String br = "br"; message = message.replaceAll(br, ""); but I wanted to create a pattern/regex inside replaceAll to replace
with an empty string.

Thanks again for your time,

Naveen Katoch
 
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Why not use message.replace("<br>", "")?
 
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Hi Rob,

Thanks for your time. I fixed it by doing like this message.replaceAll("[<(.|)+?>](
)", " ").

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Why have you not answered the question about using the straight-forward approach?
 
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