Parse XHTML with regex.

You can’t parse [X]HTML with regex. Because HTML can’t be parsed by regex. Regex is not a tool that can be used to correctly parse HTML. As I have answered in HTML-and-regex questions here so many times before, the use of regex will not allow you to consume HTML. Regular expressions are a tool that is insufficiently sophisticated to understand the constructs employed by HTML. HTML is not a regular language and hence cannot be parsed by regular expressions. Regex queries are not equipped to break down HTML into its meaningful parts. so many times but it is not getting to me. Even enhanced irregular regular expressions as used by Perl are not up to the task of parsing HTML. You will never make me crack. HTML is a language of sufficient complexity that it cannot be parsed by regular expressions. Even Jon Skeet cannot parse HTML using regular expressions. Every time you attempt to parse HTML with regular expressions, the unholy child weeps the blood of virgins, and Russian hackers pwn your webapp. Parsing HTML with regex summons tainted souls into the realm of the living. HTML and regex go together like love, marriage, and ritual infanticide. The <center> cannot hold it is too late. The force of regex and HTML together in the same conceptual space will destroy your mind like so much watery putty. If you parse HTML with regex you are giving in to Them and their blasphemous ways which doom us all to inhuman toil for the One whose Name cannot be expressed in the Basic Multilingual Plane, he comes. HTML-plus-regexp will liquify the nerves of the sentient whilst you observe, your psyche withering in the onslaught of horror. Rege̿̔̉x-based HTML parsers are the cancer that is killing StackOverflow it is too late it is too late we cannot be saved the trangession of a chi͡ld ensures regex will consume all living tissue (except for HTML which it cannot, as previously prophesied) dear lord help us how can anyone survive this scourge using regex to parse HTML has doomed humanity to an eternity of dread torture and security holes using regex as a tool to process HTML establishes a breach between this world and the dread realm of c͒ͪo͛ͫrrupt entities (like SGML entities, but more corrupt) a mere glimpse of the world of regex parsers for HTML will instantly transport a programmer’s consciousness into a world of ceaseless screaming, he comes, the pestilent slithy regex-infection will devour your HTML parser, application and existence for all time like Visual Basic only worse he comes he comes do not fight he com̡e̶s, ̕h̵is un̨ho͞ly radiańcé destro҉ying all enli̍̈́̂̈́ghtenment, HTML tags lea͠ki̧n͘g fr̶ǫm ̡yo͟ur eye͢s̸ ̛l̕ik͏e liquid pain, the song of re̸gular expression parsing will extinguish the voices of mortal man from the sphere I can see it can you see ̲͚̖͔̙î̩́t̲͎̩̱͔́̋̀ it is beautiful the final snuffing of the lies of Man ALL IS LOŚ͖̩͇̗̪̏̈́T ALL IS LOST the pon̷y he comes he c̶̮omes he comes the ichor permeates all MY FACE MY FACE ᵒh god no NO NOO̼OO NΘ stop the an*̶͑̾̾̅ͫ͏̙̤g͇̫͛͆̾ͫ̑͆l͖͉̗̩̳̟̍ͫͥͨe̠̅s ͎a̧͈͖r̽̾̈́͒͑e not rè̑ͧ̌aͨl̘̝̙̃ͤ͂̾̆ ZA̡͊͠͝LGΌ ISͮ̂҉̯͈͕̹̘̱ TO͇̹̺ͅƝ̴ȳ̳ TH̘Ë͖́̉ ͠P̯͍̭O̚N̐Y̡ H̸̡̪̯ͨ͊̽̅̾̎Ȩ̬̩̾͛ͪ̈́̀́͘ ̶̧̨̱̹̭̯ͧ̾ͬC̷̙̲̝͖ͭ̏ͥͮ͟Oͮ͏̮̪̝͍M̲̖͊̒ͪͩͬ̚̚͜Ȇ̴̟̟͙̞ͩ͌͝S̨̥̫͎̭ͯ̿̔̀ͅ

I don’t think you need any programming knowledge to understand what is happening here.

Source. If you see a lot of boxes, look here.

Now I really, really want to hear that in this voice.

Oh, last thing: we talked about Zalgo already once.

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Hello Kitty Online

Cute is justice.

There was never more truly horryfying thing.

Want to enter pedophile paradise? World seen in twisted mirror, where cuteness is measure of power and influence? Things that makes no physical, biological, political, economic or any sense whatsoever?

Look no further. Welcome to mad, mad world. Welcome to Hello Kitty Online.

Hello Kitty Online

OwMySanity is being born.

JIn HKO children are trained from youngest age to follow and embrace ideas of corporate fascism.udging by avaliable avatars during character creation, you are either anime mutant or drug junkie. With this in mind, it became obvious how game starts: after death from overdosing one of vast arsenal of drugs provided by Badtz-Maru, you start journey through personally-taliored Hell full of things that you hate. Including instant gratification AND lack of thereof. How it is even possible?

First circle of that hell is Dream Island (former Pitcairn Island – previous tenants for some reason sold it very cheaply and got out in hurry), where you learn to play and have glimpses of things to come, including Devil Eternal Dear Leader Hello Kitty herself (already? talk about, yes, instant gratification). When you start real game, everything is taken away from you and you are dumped on Sanrio Harbour to became beach hobo. I’m sure there is some lesson in that.

By the way, nick of my character, OwMySanity, is homage to this webcomic. Other future instances of this nick in other MMOs may be me too. Or not. Who knows?

Embrace the system.

GDamaged Cowebs: 4 done, 128 to go. KILL. ME. NOW.ameplay reality of HKO reflects Hell fairly accurately. You can’t die (sounds kinda familiar…) – as everyone else here, including monsters. You just put them to sleep, like your favourite hamster when you were kid, with that difference hamster did not came back. Jobs taken by you are in majority annoying errands. Making needed things on your own is often included. Crafting system shows some promise, unfortunately destroyed by other failings of this MMO.

EcMy home after raid of Hello Kitty goons.onomy is capitalism with circulating money and standard services. It is pretty ruthless – NPCs met in game almost always will give you tasks involving their business before you can start with something resembling care for relatives or other values that don’t involve money. Remember, friendship is just number to met. As cherry on the top serve regular nagging from game to buy items from virtual shop, leading to blank page.

Prostrate before Queen!

HELLO KITTY WATCHES YOU

Mtrollkittyanager of this warped, illogical reality is titular Hello Kitty, ruling with iron fist, painted in pink hearts. Apparently she have some secret special project. One can only shudder in fear imagining what unbelievable evil she is planning.

Last we heard of First Übercat, she was personally dealing with massive case of civil unrest in New York. It is only question of time when she will command troops to shoot civilians.

Execution.

Extreme form of castration is practiced punishment for dissidents, troublemakers and other undesirables.Hello Kitty Online is worst grinding hell ever, punctuated by screams of despair and terribly unbalanced play. Running in circles bashing same group of mobs over and over… or alternatively making them happy over and over with your, uhhh, “sparkler”… or gathering weed over and over in hope of 10% chance drop… following repetive, linear and boring storyline… who the hell could thought it would be fun?

I will not even mention plethora of smaller issues, like requirement to launch HKO with administrative privileges or notorically unreliable logging.

Even nudist fights cannot make up for it all.

Screw that, I’m going home. And I won’t be looking back at this piece of steaming bovine matter byproduct.