Hi Everyone,

Do you know how i can get the values using Regular Expression between the opening and closing tags of xml files? I need to process xml files using python and i just need to get the values between tags.
For example:

<name value>my name is </name value>

i just need to get the value my name is using regular expression.
can someone help me with this?

thanks!

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import re

target = '<name value>my name is</name value>'
mobj = re.search('<.*>(.*)</.*>', target)
print mobj.groups()[0]
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import re

target = '<name value>my name is</name value>'
mobj = re.search('<.*>(.*)</.*>', target)
print mobj.groups()[0]

hi cghtkh!

thanks for your answer!

import re

target = '<name value>my name is</name value>'
mobj = re.search('<.*>(.*)</.*>', target)
print mobj.groups()[0]

Quote from stack overflow:

"asking regexes to parse arbitrary HTML is like asking Paris Hilton to write an operating system"

so it may not be the right tool... (Not meaning that I could write an OS either).

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