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I got a long string from a HTML request. I need to find the following substring within:


However when I'm trying to search it gives me wrong results.

If I replace the string with something, not containing "<" ">" it works flawlessly.

Relevant code:
(not copied, might have some typos, but works without special characters)

std::string readBuffer; //longlongstring
std::string starttag;
std::string endtag;
size_t sstart;
size_t send;
std::cout << correction << std::endl;

So yeah, if anyone happens to know a way to fix this, I'd very much be greatful :)
Thanks in advance
Posted 10-Mar-13 4:28am
Updated 10-Mar-13 4:33am
du[DE] 10-Mar-13 11:54am
I think you got already an answer: c stdstring search with special characters

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Solution 1

1. what do you mean- wrong result?
2. I just tried to run:
std::string readBuffer = "dgsdg sdfgsd sdfg ds <&randomtag> fghhsdfgsd dfgd sdg dfgdg dfg  ghdfh sdfg";
std::string starttag = "<&randomtag>";
std::string endtag = "";
size_t sstart;
size_t send;
std::string correction = readBuffer.substr(sstart,send-sstart);

and it worked as expected. correction variable was holding "<&randomtag> fghhsdfgsd dfgd sdg dfgdg dfg ".

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