jQuery Plugin that lets you highlight document text with a regular expression.
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jQuery highlightRegex plugin

Want to highlight some text on a page with information you only know in javascript, maybe based on some dynamic input? Check out the highlight v3
by Johann Burkard. Need to be able to do the same thing but with a regular expression? You’re at the right place.

Demonstration

Check out a simple demo here. (source included in this repository).

Usage

At this point, it’s very simple:

$('#any.jquery.selector').highlightRegex(/[aeiou]/ig);

This would wrap all all vowels inside of #any.jquery.selector with a <span class='highlight'>.

To clear the highlighting, just call $('#any.jquery.selector').highlightRegex(); (with no argument).