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Posted on 2007-04-02
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ive got a string like this:

$string = 'Clearly describe your <a href="">question</a> or problem, along with <a href="">specific information</a> such as <a href="">product names</a>, OS, and any error messages.';

how can i extract all the values between <a></a> from the above string?  for example the values from the above string should be: question, specific information & product names.
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use preg_match_all for this like:
preg_match_all('/<a[^>]+>(.*?)<\/a>/', $string, $m);
$m[1] will be an array with the requested information
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by:ellandrd
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yes but my string can have more than 1 href.
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by:hernst42
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yes and the example extracts them all, Haven't you tried it or do you get results which sould not be in the result?
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by:ellandrd
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my results are:

Array ( [0] => Array ( [0] => Google  ) [1] => Array ( [0] => Google ) )

so in order to print out info i have to use: print_r();
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by:ellandrd
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got it to display how i want it... thank you
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