[TxMt] [ANN] Select Balanced HTML Tag!!!1!
alex.j.ross at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 22:48:38 UTC 2007
>> I don't mean to get all nerdy on you guys but the problem that
>> you're running into here is that HTML is context-free. Regular
>> expressions can't match context free languages. There are
>> mathematical proofs of this... so what you're trying to do is
>> really truly impossible.
>> What you need is someway to remember some state, which is the
>> counter that Hans mentioned or a transformation of the tags so that
>> each has a unique (ordered) identifier. Also, you can match it if
>> you have the recursive subexpression from Oniguruma. But you
>> don't. My uh... suggestion is to give up using plain-old regular
>> expressions :). It can never work.
> Hey, thanks. But duh ;)
> that's why the macro I just released actually works.
> I gave up on regex finally and mangled HTML around a bit to work
> with the normal select brackets internal TextMate command.
oh.... uhm. sorry. didn't mean to insult.
> I was fiddling around with recursive regex, but it seems to
> completely crash TextMate if you don't have it just right, so it's
> extremely hard to play with.
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