21 Answers votes oldest newest You can't parse XHTML with regex Because HTML can't be parsed by regex Regex is not a tool that can be used to correctly parse HTML As I have answered in HTML-and-regex questions here so many times before the use of regex will not allow you to consume HTML Regular expressions are a tool that is insufficiently sophisticated to understand the constructs employed by HTML HTML is not a regular language and hence cannot be parsed by regular expressions Regex queries are not equipped to break down HTML into its meaningful parts so many times but it is not getting to me Even enhanced irregular regular expressions as used by Perl are not up to the task of parsing HTML You will never make me crack HTML is a language of sufficient complexity that it cannot be parsed by regular expressions Even Jon Skeet cannot parse HTML using regular expressions Every time you attempt to parse HTML with regular expressions the unholy child weeps the blood of virgins and Russian hackers pwn your webapp Parsing HTML with regex summons tainted souls into the realm of the living HTML and regex go together like love marriage and ritual infanticide The <center> cannot hold it is too late The force of regex and HTML together in the same conceptual space will destroy your mind like so much watery putty If you parse HTML with regex you are giving in to Them and their blasphemous ways which doom us all to inhuman toil for the One whose Name cannot be expressed in the Basic Multilingual Plane he comes HTML-plus-regexp will liquify the nerves of the sentient whilst you observe your psyche withering in the onslaught of horror Regex-based HTML parsers are the cancer that is killing StackOverflow it is too late it is too late we cannot be saved the trangession of a child ensures regex will consume all living tissue except for HTML which it cannot as previously prophesied dear lord help us how can anyone survive this scourge using regex to parse HTML has doomed humanity to an eternity of dread torture and security holes using regex as a tool to process HTML establishes a breach between this world and the dread realm of čorrupt entities like SGML entities but more corrupt a mere glimpse of the world of reg ex parsers for HTML will instantly transport a programmer's consciousness into a world of ceaseless screaming he comes-the pestilent slithy regex-infection will devour your HTML parser application and existence for all time like Vişual Basic only worse he comes he comes do not fight he comes his uņholy radiance destroping all enlightenment HTML tags leaking frọm your eyesiike liquid pain the song of regular expression parsing-will extinguish the voices of mortal man from the sphere I can see it can you see t it is beautiful the f inal snuf fing of the lies of Man ALL ĮS LOSTALL IS LOST the pony he comes he comes hejcemes the ichor permeates al MY FACEFACEh god no NO NOOoo Ne stop the an ges aře not reâj ZALGO IS TON THË PONY HECOMES 1811 Have you tried using an XML parser instead? link edit flag edited Nov 14 at 018 community wiki bobince regex and html Meme

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