So, using regular expressions, i'd like to find the list in this text:
<p>paragraph goes here <li>goes here<br/> <li>list item 2<br/> <li>list item 3<br/> <p>another paragraph
and wrap the
<li> section with a
<ul> tag. my regexp foo isn't that good, can someone help?
—– update —–
While I appreciate all the feedback basically indicating that I need to start from scratch with this issue, I do not have the time to do that. I completely understand that regex is not the ideal way to handle HTML formatting, but how I am using it now, it will handle most of what my users are looking to do. I only need a subset of HTML tags, not a full HTML editor.
The source of my content will be a user copying and pasting from a word document (about 99.9% ) of the time. i use regex to insert HTML tags into plain text. for the lists, i find the bullet character MS word inserts into it's copied text and replace that with the
<LI> tag. I just want to make it more user friendly to wrap the
<LI> tags with a
I'll look into being able to end my tags properly, so.. assuming they're properly ended, what would be the regex to wrap my list items with a