Hi there, I went through the various substring methods like NSString *str1 = [theResponseString substringFromIndex:2] NSString *pathTrimmed = [theResponseString lastPathComponent]; and also other methods from: http://developer.apple.com/document...nce/NSString.html#//apple_ref/occ/cl/NSString But none of them fits my requirement. My String: Thisismyentirestringwithhtmltagtowardstheend<html><head><title>My Page</title></head><body>My web page</body></html> All I have to do is to get the complete html tag out of that string. Also, the position of the <HTML> tag will vary from time to time. Is that possible, can some one post their suggestions/code samples please? If not, I have to do it other way. I have an xml: <tag1> <method> <id>001</id> <name>james</name> <![CDATA[ <html><head><title>My Page</title></head><body>My web page</body></html> ]]> </method> </tag1> I have to parse the xml & retrieve the CDATA alone. I have written the parser method, but it fails to read the CDATA alone. It reads the <id>& <name> tags. Also all the other are inside some other node. But CDATA is not inside any node. I know that it is the problem. But i cant add a tag to that. Is there any way to parse the CDATA & retrieve the XML? Thanks in Advance!