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<div class=3D"gmail_quote">On Mon, Jan 2, 2012

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see related question for regex date format
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Regular_Expressions/Q_28019879.html

this is an html gmail body



what is the regex pattern for to accept everything before pattern

<div class=3D"gmail_quote">


$body='
Give me advance warning so I can ta=
ke the day off.<br><br><div class=3D"gmail_quote">On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 12=
:39 AM
';

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want Give me advance warning so I can ta=ke the day off.<br><br>
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Question by:rgb192
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$body='
Give me advance warning so I can ta=
ke the day off.<br><br><div class=3D"gmail_quote">On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 12=
:39 AM
';

$string = '<div class=3D"gmail_quote">';
$pattern = preg_quote($string, "#"); #escape special characters, and the # character for use as the delimiter
$new_body = preg_replace("#^(.*?){$pattern}.*#s", "$1", $body);

print $new_body;

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Output:
Give me advance warning so I can ta=
ke the day off.<br><br>

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by:rgb192
ID: 38859406
thanks,
I have a related question
where there is
"
and
3D"

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Regular_Expressions/Q_28021982.html
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