using the string functions (ex. find()) on a multi-symbol string

John Machin sjmachin at
Tue Jun 17 23:50:25 CEST 2008

On Jun 18, 7:12 am, korean_dave <davidrey... at> wrote:
> How can i use the find() function on a string that is composed of tons
> of symbols that cause errors...
> THis is my string:
> find("<html><head><meta name="qrichtext" content="1" /><style
> type="text/css">p, li { white-space: pre-wrap; }</style></head><body
> style=" font-family:'MS Shell Dlg 2'; font-size:8.25pt; font-weight:
> 400; font-style:normal; text-decoration:none;"><p style=" margin-top:
> 0px; margin-bottom:0px; margin-left:0px; margin-right:0px; -qt-block-
> indent:0; text-indent:0px; font-size:8pt;"><span style=" font-size:
> 10pt; color:green;">Connected!</span></p></body></html>","margin")
> The tough part about this is that the string is dynamically produced.
> So I can't manually go into the string and eliminate the quote-marks
> or to "literal-character" them.

What are you trying to find? What error(s) do you get?

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