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Help with Regular Expression and Replace for BBCode

Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Building upon:https://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/ASP/Q_22467361.html

Unfortunately my Replace does not work.  How would I go about replacing only the matches?
strExample="<a href=""www.google.com"">Google</a><br><br><a href=""#"" class=""blah blah"" onclick=""blah blah"">Yahoo</a><br><br><a href=""www.msn.com"">MSN</a>"

Function BBCodeURL(str)    
  Set regex = New RegExp
  regex.Global = true
  regex.IgnoreCase = true
  regex.Pattern="<a href=""([^""]*)"">(.+)</a>"
  regEx.Global = True
  BBCodeURL = regEx.Replace(str, "[a href=""$1""]$1[/a]")
End Function

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