REGEXP MATCH PROBLEM

because the '?' in the string is a metacharacter so when turned into a Regexp by String#match(pattern), it doesn't match 'itself'

Try @joe.match(Regexp.escape(@html_code))

Or just look at how Regexp.escape(@joe) differs from @joe

-Rob

Rob Biedenharn http://agileconsultingllc.com
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