Using RegEx to replace HTML Tags

This regular expression matches the html italic begin and end tags as well as any text between them:

This regular expression will replace the found italic tags with beginning and end span tags of class ‘caseName’:
<span class=”caseName”>1</span>

The 1 represents the first group in the find expression (between the parenthesis), thus preserving the text between the tags. This may be unique to the regex in Notepad++. Other regex tools may use $1 instead.


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