[thelist] regular expression help

misterhaan misterhaan at track7.org
Sat Mar 31 23:17:54 CDT 2007

how about this:

if(preg_match('/(\{[^\}]\})(.+?)(\{\/[^\}]\})/', $data, $matches)) {
  $contents = $matches[2];
  $data = str_replace($matches[0], $matches[1] . $matches[3], $data);

that should pull out the contents into $contents and remove it from 
$data, but keep the delimiters.  i didn't test it, and it will only do 
it once so if you have more than one delimiter you'd need to loop 
instead of using if, and probably store $contents a different way.

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