[_] php regex - remove nested lists in nav
oliver at watershed.co.uk
Fri Feb 1 10:46:20 GMT 2013
On 1 Feb 2013, at 10:38, juan kennaugh wrote: > I'm no regex or php expert - so wondering if anyone could tell me if there's a simple way of removing a nested list from a nav markup string using regex? /html+regex autoresponder alert: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1732348/regex-match-open-tags-except-xhtml-self-contained-tags Use a DOM parser :) I mean, yes, you could use something like: preg_replace("#(<li[^<]+)<ul.+?</ul>#", "$1", $nav_markup) But that relies on your markup being simple and not having anything weird in it. So to prevent accidents, a DOM parser (or even just something like simplexml) is the way to go. Oliver.