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search for text in html body using javascript?

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how can i search for html body for text in <p>hi h r u?</p> tags or in <b>hello world</b>

e.g
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
</head>

<body>
aaaaa<p>hi h r u?</p>bbbbbbbbbbbbbb<b>hello world</b>ccccccc
</body>
</html>

i need only "hello world" or "hi h r u?"
please help me

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Regular expressions?

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[code]document.body.innerText.match( /hello world/ )[/code]

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okey but if i want to get only text in a body which contains bold tag e.g
<b>Hello World</b>
Or
<b class='something'>Hello World</b>
Or
<b><span class='somthing'>Hello World</span></b>
anyother text contains bold or having strong tag
i want to search for only this please tell me how and also please help me where i can found more detail about RegExp();
thanks a lot.

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here is a nice reference for [url=http://www.websina.com/bugzero/kb/regexp.html]regular expressions[/url]

Good Luck,
TOm

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If you want to actually parse HTML, you'll have to write/find a parser.

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