reReplacing textareas sequentially

The following code replaces everything from the first opening textarea to the last closing textarea.  I'd like to replace one at a time in order of sequential occurrence.  How do I write the regular expression to replace between the first occurrence of each opening and closing tag rather than the first occurrence of the opening tag and the last occurrence of the closing tag.

<cfset request.revisedContent = rereplacenocase(request.revisedContent, '(<textarea[^>]*>).*(</textarea[^>]*>)', request.textContent, 'one') />

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Do you want to remove the <textarea> tags entirely or just replace what's inside them?

to locate the "next immediate closing textarea" try:


notice the ? after the *

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