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issue with regular expressions

I am parsing some text that looks like this:


the girl's name is [[child_name]], and her brother's name is [[brother_name]]. They went to the park.

I'm using this:
      $text = preg_replace("/\[\[(.*)\]\]/","<input type=\"text\" name=\"$1\" value=\"$1\" onfocus=\"this.value='';\">",$text);

So the desired effect is:
The girl's name is <input type="text" name=\"child_name" value="child_name">.  

But what I'm getting is
The girls's name is <input type="text" name="child_name]], and her brother's name is [[brother_name" value="child_name]], and her brother's name is [[brother_name">

Any ideas why this is happening?

Thanks for your help.
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bandyell
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bandyell
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tolgaongCommented:
$text= preg_replace('/\\[\\[(.*?)\\]\\]/', "<input type=\\\"text\\\" name=\\\"$1\\\" value=\\\"$1\\\" onfocus=\\\"this.value='';\\\">", $text);
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bandyellAuthor Commented:
wonderful, thanks.  Regular expressions has always been my weak point.
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