RegularExpression String replace
I have html code as a string variable
like a = "<span> Spain will win ....... </span>"
and I want to heightlight "spa" in the String.
I have to use RegExp, How should I write the pattern that it ignores the "spa" on span tag, but highlight in Spain.
\b: Assert that the match starts at a word boundary.
Spa: Match Spa.
(?!...): Assert that it is impossible to match the following:
n: An n, followed by...
[^>]*: zero or more non-> characters, followed by...
>: a >.
You can try this:
var s = "<span> Spain will win ....... </span>Spaniel"; s.replace(/(spa(?!n[^>]*>))/ig,'<span class="highlight">\$1</span>')