personally, I'd take out both tags, using something like:
$str = preg_replace("/<\/?p.*?>/i", "", $str);
Which gets rid of:
Or any case insensitive matches. That's probably just me though ;)
"Julian Simpson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> $str = eregi_replace('<p[^>]*>', ' ', $str); worked!
> thanx guys
> >At 5:19 PM -0400 8/2/01, Jack Dempsey wrote:
> >>$str = preg_replace("<p.*?>", " ",$str);
> > $str = eregi_replace('<p[^>]*>', ' ', $str);
> >This matches <p (or <P), followed by any character string that
> >DOESN'T include a >, then the trailing >.
> >Preg functions are faster, though. And, if you're interested in
> >little speed tweaks, use single quotes - ' - rather than double
> >quotes - " - here. With double quotes, PHP searches the quoted string
> >for variables or escape characters to replace.
> > -steve
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: Julian Simpson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> >>Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2001 5:16 PM
> >>To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> >>Subject: [PHP] another REGEX question
> >>I have a string can look like either of the following:
> >><p>some stuff</p>
> >><p align = "left">some stuff</p>
> >>I want to use eregi_replace to take out the first p tag whether it be
> >><p> or <p align......> with a space
> >>I assumed that $str = eregi_replace ("<p.*>", " ",$str);
> >>but it matches the entire string and thus turns the whole string into
> >>one space.
> >>aparently regex will match the biggest possible match rather than the
> >>my question is how do i get it to match the smallest.
> >>thanx in advance..
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