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Ida B Wells
Ida B Wells

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Posted on    October-14-2013 3:43 AM

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I need to replace double slashes in a wiki markup with something else (double slashes stands for italic text).

How can I match italic text, without URLs?

This regexp is for a text where are no URLs: //(.*?)//

Problem appears when there is a text like:

//italic text// and this is only http://some.url/somewhere and this is //another italic text// yeah

I'm using Java.

Garry Winogrand
Garry Winogrand

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Posted on    October-14-2013 4:09 AM

Hey Ida

Use this Code:


It requires that // does not have : in front of it. This would catch most URL forms.

Also, I changed your (.*?) to (.+?) - it requires at least 1 character between // to be valid - your code would allow ////.

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