balala wrote: ↑November 16th, 2019, 9:53 pm
No, I don't completely agree. If here you are talking about regular expression substitution, WebParser measures as well as all other types of measures can use it just as well.
No, they can't actually. WebParser *can* have regex but the regex functions differently behind the scenes, making it significantly less useful. String measures are the only place in Rainmeter that regular expressions actually work unrestricted.
For instance, in a web parser measure if you put (test) then ONLY the first test will be replaced, because it isn't global. In a string measure, ALL instances of test will be replaced, because it is global. It's impossible to parse an entire website in two measures with webparser measures, but it's possible if you replace one of the web parser measures with a string measure.