jQuery Strip All HTML Tags From a Div

Simple jQuery code snippet to strip all html tags from a div (ie keep only the text from inside the html tags) using the jQuery replace() function. Also see Remove whitespace.

var item_html = $(this).html();
item_html = item_html.replace(/<\/?[^>]+>/gi, '');

Probably easier to use this function

jQuery.fn.stripTags = function () {
    return this.replaceWith(this.html().replace(/<\/?[^>]+>/gi, ''));
};

jquery remove all html tags except:

rawHTML = textContainer.html().replace(/<\/?[br|li|ol|ul]+\/?>/igm,'')