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Php preg_replace form field

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I think I should be able to search for an input field html and replace using the code below, where the variable $html contains a text input field with it's value set to [quantity]. However this depends on the value setting preceding the field's closing tag. Can this pattern match be improved to search for html that starts with '<input', ends with '/>' and contains 'value="[quantity]"'?
$new_html = preg_replace('/<input(.*)value="\[quantity\]" \/>/', $quantity, $html);

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käµfm³d   👽 earned 2000 total points
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Try this:
$new_html = preg_replace('#<input(?=[^>]*value="\[quantity\]")[^>]*>#', $quantity, $html);

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Yes that worked well thank you.
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Wondered if you could help me with a similar question please at http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Regular_Expressions/Q_27302936.html
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