How to define repeated string when using the re module?

Chris Rebert clp2 at
Tue Aug 2 19:22:28 CEST 2011

On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 9:20 AM, smith jack <thinke365 at> wrote:
> if it's for a single character, this should be very easy, such as
> c{m,n}   the occurrence of c is between m and n,
> if i want to define the occurrence of (.*?)</div>  how should make it
> done?  ((.*?)</div>){1,3}  seems not work, any method to define repeat
> string using python regex?

Don't parse HTML using regexes; use an HTML parser!

Here's a survey of Python HTML parsing libraries:


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