[thelist] Extract a specific but changing part of a string (PHP)

Stefan Schwarzer st.schwarzer at geois.de
Fri May 16 08:46:43 CDT 2008

Hi there,

I am sure there is an efficient way to extract some part of a string.  
I have a string which looks like this:

	...<br />% countries: <b>73%</b><br />% population: <b>98%</b><br />%  
economy (GDP): ....

Now, I would like to extract the value which is to be found behind the  
"population: <b>".... As the string can vary in length I can't use a  
substring_number-from-left... thing. I could split the string behind  
"population: ", than eliminate "<b>" etc... But that seems rather  
complicated and ugly.

Can anyone give be a hint how I can achieve that nicely?

Thanks for any advice.



   Stefan Schwarzer

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