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Getting links from a page

xgomes asked
Last Modified: 2008-02-20

I am looking for a regular expression which will collect all the links(url) and anchor text in a page or URL. The data will then be stored in variable.

So for an url like http://www.yahoo.com/
It will collect all the links in the page along with the respective anchor text.

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The following should work nicely:

/\<a [^>]*href=\"([^\"]*)[^>]*\>(.*)\<\/a\>/Ui

The first match is the url and the second the anchor text.


This might be dumb question, but how do I get them in an array.

The array must have all the links in the page.

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