Regex pattern from "xml" like stuff

say we have this string:
<sql>abc</sql><parameter><name>smsc</name><value>62000</value></parameter><parameter><name>msisdn</name><value>123456789</value></parameter><parameter><name>message</name><value>test proc</value></parameter><parameter><name>sourcename</name><value>test</value></parameter>

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I want with the Regex.Matches to return the MatchCollection to return all the <parameter>...</parameter> parts.

my first tries was:
<parameter>(.*)</parameter>

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which returns this:
<parameter><name>smsc</name><value>62000</value></parameter><parameter><name>msisdn</name><value>123456789</value></parameter><parameter><name>message</name><value>test proc</value></parameter><parameter><name>sourcename</name><value>test</value></parameter>

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matching the first <parameter> with the last </parameter> :(

I think this should be quite obvious ...
note: I won't care about people telling me to parse this with xml document or the like ...
I know the arguments, and have my reasons to work like this ...

thanks
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerAsked:
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wdosanjosCommented:
Please try the following:
<parameter>(.*?)</parameter>

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerAuthor Commented:
with due respect, but I thought I had made clear that:
note: I won't care about people telling me to parse this with xml document or the like ...
I know the arguments, and have my reasons to work like this ...
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Pierre FrançoisSenior consultantCommented:
Your choice...
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerAuthor Commented:
small but efficient change.
thanks!
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