Posts Tagged ‘html

16Nov

Unicorn chaser… not!

Posted by Elf Sternberg as programming, web development

Parsing HTML with regex summons tainted souls into the realm of the living. If you hack HTML for a living, this will make you giggle.  And given that I’ve used regex in my tests to assert the presence of classes and objects in a page, I guess I’m guilty.

I’ve never been happy with templating languages. Oh, sure, I use them. WordPress (what this blog is written in) is written in PHP, and I’ve used eruby and erb for other websites. I understand what they’re trying to accomplish, but if the objective is to write an application that happens to use HTML as its […]


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