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:


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

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