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HTML Tag problem

 
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Hi

I am retriving some text content from database..
it contains the HTML tags like <FONT face=Tahoma size=2>HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY</FONT>

Is any method avilable in java to filter this HTML tags?


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What do you mean by "filter"?
 
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By filter,you mean to remove the complete HTML tags? In that case if you always have a string of following pattern



then you can use substring method on this string like this.

[ August 03, 2007: Message edited by: Vijayender R. Bandaru ]
 
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It's fairly risky trying to manipulate HTML as a String that way. HTML is often badly formed and you might pick up stray < and > characters in the text.

The HTMLEditorKit in the library has an HTML parser. You can Google for other parsers, too. I used to use an older version of the Quiotix parser. Parsers might have trouble with your small fragments if they're looking for html and body tags and such, or they might work just fine.
 
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