Deleting a range of characters in a string

I'm trying to get rid of all the html tags in my string. Is there a way to do this?

For example
set msg to "<b>something</b> <i>something</i> <br>"

I want to delete only the html tags(basically anything between "<" and ">"), so that I can just get "something something"

Thanks!

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  • SenseTalkDougSenseTalkDoug ForumAdmin admin
    Here's one way to do it:
    set msg to "<b>something</b> <i>something</i> <br>"
    
    repeat while msg contains "<"
    	set tagStart to offset of "<" in msg
    	set tagEnd to offset of ">" in msg after tagStart
    	if tagEnd is zero then exit repeat -- found "<" without a following ">", so stop looking
    	delete chars tagStart to tagEnd of msg
    end repeat
    put "["& msg & "]"
    
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