[thelist] php regexp help (or some other solution maybe..)

Tom Dell'Aringa pixelmech at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 31 12:41:01 CST 2002

--- Kelly Hallman <khallman at wrack.org> wrote:
> To remove the unwanted header information this actually seems to be
> the
> easiest, fastest, least error-prone method*:
> This regex uses a positive lookahead:
> list($head,$body) = preg_split("/(?=<\?xml)/",$inputdata,2);

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but how do I use it (i really
have no understanding of regex at all) within this code block:

$filename = "dump.xml";
$handle = fopen($filename,'w+');
$string = $response;
fputs($handle, $string);

I'm assuming my $string matches your $inputdata...

> You could omit the limit argument to preg_split, if you wanted to
> split at every XML PI, but this example just assumes two parts.

As if I knew what that meant!

> * Let's see if that improves response :)

Actually the reason I didn't try your solution earlier was because I
think I had the other one running already..would your solution still
have the same effect as the block of data that you mentioned?


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