Using .replace to replace html tags

So I have a string that looks like this: <a rel="nofollow" href="" class="">1,300 Sales</a> and I need to get the number of sales. I tried to do it like this:

 sales_string = sales_string.replace(" Sales</a></span>", "").replace(
                &format!(r#"<a rel="nofollow" href="{}" class="">"#, url_href),

And it works, but I think there is a better way of doing this.

You shouldn't treat HTML as text. Instead, parse it.

There are various libraries that parse it and allow extracting data from the parsed DOM tree:


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