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in thread another regex Question

You will run into problems with nested tables, won't you?

A more complex solution would involve keeping track of the numbers of open/close table tags, so you can be sure that you have matches. For instance, each time you pass an open table tag, increment a counter, each time you pass a close table tag, decrement the counter, when the counter goes >1, you are inside a table, when it hits 0, you are outside of a table. If it hits 2 or more, you are inside a nested table.

I don't know how feasible this is, but it might be useful.

J. J. Horner

Linux, Perl, Apache, Stronghold, Unix

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RE: RE: Re: another regex Question
by johncoswell (Acolyte) on May 24, 2000 at 19:18 UTC
    Definitely true. 8^) I guess it depends on if you use nested tables and need to keep track of the nesting for some purpose. If you have a table nested within a table, and you just want to delete the table definition, the information would be plopped into the outer table's cell without formatting, kind of like how you merge cells in PageMill.