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I'm trying to use regular expessions to strip out multi-line html comments. The following is an example of what I'm trying to do:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

The way I'm trying to match this is:
Pattern comments = Pattern.compile("<!.*?|[\n]*?>", Pattern.MULTILINE);

But this only gets the opening <! and the end > as two separate groups. I haven't had luck returning the whole pattern as a single group (so I can easily delete it). Can someone explain to me how to fix this?

Thank you,
Jeff
 
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try...

Pattern comments = Pattern.compile("<!.*?>", Pattern.DOTALL);


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Thanks Henry - that did the trick.
 
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