2006/5/3, Nathan Heaps <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
Ok, scratch that, new problem. what can I replace (.*?) with in order for php to recognise a multi-line quote/bold/italic/code/whatever?
By default the "." pattern matches anything except a line break you can either use ((?:.|\n)*) or add a modifier to the regular expression that changes the behaviour of the "." pattern. Modifiers are appended at the end of the regular expression, after the closing delimiter: /\[i:(.*?)\](.*?)\[\/i:(.*?)\]/s The "s" modifier tells the regular expression to captura any character with an "." pattern. With only this you should be able to captura multiline tags. Also you should consider using the "U" modifier which makes all repetition patters (*,+) ungreedy. This way you can avoid using the "?" after