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need help with regex to find address

need help with regex to find address

need help with regex to find address

Hi, I have a recurring pattern like this...



              ACME Co.
              123 Main St.
                <br />

I am trying to figure out a regex that will find anything matching the table and two breaks, and then a wildcard, the nbsp another wildcard, the second nbsp, another wildcard, and then end on the closed br tag.

I hope that made sense.

I know this is TOTALLY wrong, but here's what I started with.


Pattern p = Pattern.compile("^.*</table><br><br>.*&nbsp;.*&nbsp;.*<br />$");
            Matcher matcher = p.matcher(html);
            if (matcher.matches()) {

I would greatly appreciate your help figuring this out. Thanks!

RE: need help with regex to find address

nevermind... I figured it out.  Went a little old-school and used a lot of .indexOf()

RE: need help with regex to find address

Maybe if you're planning to do this very often you should consider parsing the XML.


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