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Hi,

I have a string, this string can contain "<a href='http://www.facebook.com/"
And if it does, will end with: "Facebook</span></a>".

I would like to remove that plus the stuff in between, but stuff in between the start and end can vary.

How do i remove this from the string?

Thanks!
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Question by:peps03
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by:yodercm
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Which part are you trying to keep?
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by:peps03
ID: 38773972
nothing, well the rest of the string. minus this part.
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by:yodercm
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Which part?  

"<a href='http://www.facebook.com/

?
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by:yodercm
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$string="<a href='http://www.facebook.com/otherstuffFacebook</span></a>";

if (substr($string,0,32) == "<a href='http://www.facebook.com/" )
  $newstring=""<a href='http://www.facebook.com/";
else
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by:peps03
ID: 38773990
string = 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<a href='http://www.facebook.com/XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXFacebook</span></a>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx';

remove all from: <a href='http://www.facebook.com/
all in between, which can vary
to: Facebook</span></a>
keep: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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by:yodercm
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so you want to keep what is between

<a href='http://www.facebook.com/

and

Facebook</span></a>

?
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by:peps03
ID: 38774014
are you joking?

no dude. this:

<a href='http://www.facebook.com/

and all in between

Facebook</span></a>

is part of a larger string.

this:

<a href='http://www.facebook.com/

and all in between

Facebook</span></a>

needs to be removed out of the larger string...................
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by:yodercm
ID: 38774029
You are not being clear.  Tell me exactly, from this, what do you want to have at the end?

$string = "aaaaaaa<a href='http://www.facebook.com/bbbbbbbFacebook</span></a>cccccccc"

And if you make one more insulting remark, you can wait for someone else to help you.  And I'm not "dude", I'm a woman with two PhDs.
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by:peps03
ID: 38774038
$string = "aaaaaaa<a href='http://www.facebook.com/bbbbbbbFacebook</span></a>cccccccc"

bbbbbbbbb = random stuff

should become: aaaaaaacccccccc
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<?php

$string="aaaaaaa<a href='http://www.facebook.com/bbbbbbbFacebook</span></a>ccccccc";

$start1 = strpos($string, "<a href='http://www.facebook.com/");
$start2 = strpos($string, "Facebook</span></a>");

$parta = substr($string,0,$start1);
$partb = substr($string,$start2+19);

$newstring = $parta.$partb;

echo $newstring;

exit;
?>
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by:peps03
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Thanks a lot!
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