$regex = "<a[^>]*>(.*)</a>"; is probably better. Plus, use eregi for case insensitive matching.
This is probably not perfect, but it'll do what you want. Matt Friedman Web Applications Developer www.SpryNewMedia.com -----Original Message----- From: Brad Melendy [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Monday May 13, 2002 10:21 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [PHP] Re: One more Regular Expression Question... Thanks Philip. This gives me everything before the "'>" that I'm looking for but I believe it is because it occurs more than once. I think I need to count the times that "'>" occurs and then try to target the specific occurance that I need. But I'm guessing a little. Thanks for your help. ...Brad "Philip Hallstrom" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message [EMAIL PROTECTED]">news:[EMAIL PROTECTED]... > > $string1 = "<a href='/Schedule_Detail'>Here's the Schedule</a>"; > ereg(">(.*)</a>", $string1, $matches); > $string2 = $matches; > > Something close to that anyway... > > On Mon, 13 May 2002, Brad Melendy wrote: > > > Hello, > > I'm pretty stuck here. I wish to assign a variable the value of a > > particular substrint of text from a second variable. It's HTML so I've got > > something like: > > > > $string1 = "<a href='/Schedule_Detail'>Here's the Schedule</a>" > > > > I want to create a variable $string2 and assign it the value of whatever is > > between ">" and "</a>". I just can't figure out how to do that. > > > > Any kind souls want to give me a hand up? Thanks very much in advance. > > > > ...Brad > > > > PS. I do have a PHP book and I did try reading up on regular expressions at > > php.net first, but I'm just not getting it. :-\ > > > > > > > > -- > > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php