Regular Expression for Removing HTML Tags

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By Addam Driver

Just incase anyone ever needs to remove HTML Tags in some string but want’s to keep the content in-between them. /(<([^>]+)>)/ig

An example would be something like this for javaScript:

var htmlText = "<h1><span>Get these tags away from me!</span></h1>";
var noHTML = /(<([^>]+)>)/ig; // regex for removing HTML tags
var clean = htmlText.replace(noHTML, ''); // remove all html tags
console.log(clean); // will return "Get these tags away from me!"

I hope this helps someone out there!


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    • Howard says:

      I guess markup in the post doesn’t work properly. Try embedding an SGML comment, or an give an element an attribute with an embedded left or right angle-bracket.

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