[thelist] PHP REg Exp

Fred Jones fredthejonester at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 09:06:20 CST 2007

> As you say . matches everything but newlines. However there's a set
> of pattern modifiers that change this, and other, behaviours of the
> regular expression:
> http://www.php.net/manual/en/reference.pcre.pattern.modifiers.php
> So, if you instead use this pattern:
> /(.*)__START_STYLE__(.*)__END_STYLE__(.*)/s
> ( note the trailing s )

Brilliant! Perfect!

Thank you very much. :)


<tip type="PHP" author="Fred Jones">
Interesting read here:


about "addslashes() Versus mysql_real_escape_string()"

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