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get_tag_regex ›

Since3.6.0
Deprecatedn/a
get_tag_regex ( $tag )
Parameters:
  • (string) $tag An HTML tag name. Example: 'video'.
    Required: Yes
Returns:
  • (string) Tag RegEx.
Defined at:
Codex:

Return RegEx body to liberally match an opening HTML tag.

Matches an opening HTML tag that: 1. Is self-closing or 2. Has no body but has a closing tag of the same name or 3. Contains a body and a closing tag of the same name

Note: this RegEx does not balance inner tags and does not attempt to produce valid HTML



Source

function get_tag_regex( $tag ) {
	if ( empty( $tag ) ) {
		return;
	}
	return sprintf( '<%1$s[^<]*(?:>[\s\S]*<\/%1$s>|\s*\/>)', tag_escape( $tag ) );
}