regex (.*) not liking hidden characters
trying to fix a book where div has been used rather than p throughout
so book layout layout is thousands of lines/paragraphse like thesethese:
some body text beginning on a new line, followed by the closing div tag, also on a new line
I would expect this to work:
but I get no matches.
to get the regex to work, I carefully have to copy & paste in whatever hidden characters are separating the div tags from the body text i.e. whatever is causing the line breaks.
the (.*) regex then works as expected once it is within the linebreak characters
so is this
a) just a vary badly formatted source
b) some side effect of pretty print / tidy settings
c) a bug in regex engine or ( more likely!) in my understanding of how it should work ?
now I think ( from limited testing )that pretty print has no issues with
<div> all on one line example </div>
layouts so it is probably not option b) ?