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I found this code on php.net which replaces links so that they open in a new window. I need to change it slightly so that text links do as below, but image links have rel="lightbox" inserted in the <a> tag.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

function make_links_blank($text)
{
  return  preg_replace(
     array(
       '/(?(?=<a[^>]*>.+<\/a>)
             (?:<a[^>]*>.+<\/a>)
             |
             ([^="\']?)((?:https?|ftp|bf2|):\/\/[^<> \n\r]+)
         )/iex',
       '/<a([^>]*)target="?[^"\']+"?/i',
       '/<a([^>]+)>/i',
       '/(^|\s)(www.[^<> \n\r]+)/iex',
       '/(([_A-Za-z0-9-]+)(\\.[_A-Za-z0-9-]+)*@([A-Za-z0-9-]+)
       (\\.[A-Za-z0-9-]+)*)/iex'
       ),
     array(
       "stripslashes((strlen('\\2')>0?'\\1<a href=\"\\2\">\\2</a>\\3':'\\0'))",
       '<a\\1',
       '<a\\1 target="_blank">',
       "stripslashes((strlen('\\2')>0?'\\1<a href=\"http://\\2\">\\2</a>\\3':'\\0'))",
       "stripslashes((strlen('\\2')>0?'<a href=\"mailto:\\0\">\\0</a>':'\\0'))"
       ),
       $text
   );
}
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Thanks, that seems to have done the job!

I'd like to learn the intracacies of preg_replace but can't find any good sites. Do you know of any that explain what the symbols all mean and how they work?
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You can find a lot of info on http://www.regular-expressions.info/
On that site you will not only find regular expression for php specific, but also more general information, and tutorials on implementing in other languages as well.

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