?
Solved

Swapping link and text around.

Posted on 2000-03-06
3
Medium Priority
?
170 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
I have multiple lines like this:<a HREF="http://www.test.com/cgi-bin/test.pl/one" target="new">
FRI Mar 3, 00, 11:47 AM</A>
Message one two three four text goes here test1<BR>
<a HREF="http://www.test.com/cgi-bin/test.pl/two" target="new">
FRI Mar 2, 00, 09:10 AM</A>
Message two three four text goes here test2<BR>

What kind of statement or expression I need to build, if I want to swap Time and Message other way around: Message first and then time. And also I want message to be the link, and time just text?

So Output would be like this:

<a HREF="http://www.test.com/cgi-bin/test.pl/one" target="new">Message one two three four text goes here</A>FRI Mar 3, 00, 11:47 AM<BR>
<a HREF="http://www.test.com/cgi-bin/test.pl/two" target="new">Message two three four text goes here test2</A>FRI Mar 2, 00, 09:10 AM<BR>

Maybe something like this:

$news =~ s!(<.+> )(.+)(</a> )(.+)<br>!$1$4$3$2!i;

I cant this to get work? What is the problem?

Hank

0
Comment
Question by:hoster19
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:sanek
ID: 2588426
This will do a job:

$news = <<END_NEWS;
<a HREF="http://www.test.com/cgi-bin/test.pl/one" target="new">
FRI Mar 3, 00, 11:47 AM</A>
Message one two three four text goes here test1<BR>
<a HREF="http://www.test.com/cgi-bin/test.pl/two" target="new">
FRI Mar 2, 00, 09:10 AM</A>
Message two three four text goes here test2<BR>
END_NEWS

$news =~ s!<([^>]*?)>([^>]*?)</A>([^>]*?)<BR>!<$1>$3</A>$2<BR>!gi;

print $news;


0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
sanek earned 2000 total points
ID: 2588430
I mean,
$news =~ s!<([^>]*?)>([^>]*?)</A>([^>]*?)<BR>!<$1>$3</A>$2<BR>!gi;
is what your search :)
0
 

Author Comment

by:hoster19
ID: 2588592
Thank You!

Check

http://www.modernmenus.com

escpesially the reverse auction!, You could earn some money there by answering questions.

Hank
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article is meant to give a basic understanding of how to use R Sweave as a way to merge LaTeX and R code seamlessly into one presentable document.
The Windows functions GetTickCount and timeGetTime retrieve the number of milliseconds since the system was started. However, the value is stored in a DWORD, which means that it wraps around to zero every 49.7 days. This article shows how to solve t…
Learn the basics of strings in Python: declaration, operations, indices, and slicing. Strings are declared with quotations; for example: s = "string": Strings are immutable.: Strings may be concatenated or multiplied using the addition and multiplic…
In this fourth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFinfo utility, which retrieves the contents of a PDF's Info Dictionary, as well as some other information, including the page count. We show how to isolate the page count in a…
Suggested Courses

764 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question