"Yz James" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> Hey John,
> something like this might work:
> <?
> $string = "This is a string with an embedded image [bird.gif,this is a
> bird]";
> $string = preg_replace("/\[(.*?\.)(gif|jpg),(.*?)\]/i", "<img
> alt=\"\\3\">", $string);
> echo $string;
> ?>

    Great!. I love it when I see stuff like this written by someone
    who knows regex better than I.  The ability to insert the
    pieces that are recognized/extracted via \1, \2 is pretty cool.

John A. Grant  * I speak only for myself *  (remove 'z' to reply)
Radiation Geophysics, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa
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