Strip HTML in any string in Ruby

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A little code snippet to let you remove HTML from any string in Ruby:
[source:ruby]
class String

# remove all HTML tags from the source string
def strip_html
self.gsub(/]*>/, "")
end

end
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Then to run the code just do this:
[source:ruby]
blurb_html = "

Thanks for visiting our site.

"
blurb_text = blurb_html.strip_html
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