emacs lisp text processing example (html5 figure/figcaption)
ian.g.kelly at gmail.com
Tue Jul 5 21:17:25 CEST 2011
On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 12:36 AM, Xah Lee <xahlee at gmail.com> wrote:
> So, a solution by regex is out.
Actually, none of the complications you listed appear to exclude
regexes. Here's a possible (untested) solution:
((?:\s*<img src="[^.]+\.(?:jpg|png|gif)" alt="[^"]+" width="[0-9]+"
and corresponding replacement string:
I don't know what dialect Emacs uses for regexes; the above is the
Python re dialect. I assume it is translatable. If not, then the
above should at least work with other editors, such as Komodo's
"Find/Replace in Files" command. I kept the line breaks here for
readability, but for completeness they should be stripped out of the
The possibility of nested HTML in the caption is allowed for by using
a negative look-ahead assertion to accept any tag except a closing
</p>. It would break if you had nested <p> tags, but then that would
be invalid html anyway.
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