> 1. What is the overhead on preg_replace? it really depends on your operation. when you think it can be done using str* functions then go for it as they are much faster than preg* functions.
> 2. Is there a better way to strip spaces and non alpha numerical > characters from text strings? I suspect not... maybe the Shadow does ??? if those characters are in the middle, preg_replace is the right function. virgil http://www.jampmark.com -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php