Stripping scripts from HTML with regular expressions

Michel Bouwmans mfb.chikazuku at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 21:38:09 CEST 2008


Hey everyone,

I'm trying to strip all script-blocks from a HTML-file using regex.

I tried the following in Python:

testfile = open('testfile')
testhtml = testfile.read()
regex = re.compile('<script\b[^>]*>(.*?)</script>', re.DOTALL)
result = regex.sub('', blaat)
print result

This strips far more away then just the script-blocks. Am I missing
something from the regex-implementation from Python or am I doing something
else wrong?

greetz
MFB



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