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serach and replace

 
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Generically how could I perform a search and replace on a link or text
piece that came from a
database.
Here is an example. I need to tag links with special identifiers on
some JSP pages. The links
are sent via the database to a template, so you cannot parse the tags
the normal way or use
functions since the page is already been parsed. Someone said to use a
search and replace.
What is the best way to do that.
 
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put what needs searhing into a javaranch string:
com.javaranch.common.Str str = new Str(yourString);
then call replace(String s1, String s2) on it.
be careful though, you might want to take a look at the new regex package (new to JDK1.4) to use strict replacement patterns
 
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