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regular expression modified to allow html

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$string='[4/21/2012 12:18:56 AM] J: you can send the $100/wk link
[4/21/2012 12:22:00 AM] Me: or 150 or 200
[4/24/2012 3:04:09 PM] Me: <partlist alt="">
  <part identity="me">
    <name>me</name>
  </part>
</partlist>
[4/24/2012 3:04:09 PM] Me: <partlist alt="">
  <part identity="me">
    <name>me</name>
  </part>
</partlist>
[4/24/2012 3:04:22 PM] Me: <voicemail alt="Sent voice message to people in this conversation."><message length="4"></message></voicemail>
[4/24/2012 10:38:16 PM] J: sorry, i was tired
'; 



$a=explode("\n",$string);
foreach($a as $k=>$v){
preg_match("/([0-9:\/]+\s[0-9:]+\s[APM]+)\]\s(\w+)[:]{1}\s(.+)/",$v,$m);
$results[$k]["datetime"]=$m[1];
$results[$k]["name"]=$m[2];
$results[$k]["message"]=$m[3];
}
echo '<pre>';
var_dump($results);
echo '</pre>';

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output
array(15) {
  [0]=>
  array(3) {
    ["datetime"]=>
    string(21) "4/21/2012 12:18:56 AM"
    ["name"]=>
    string(1) "J"
    ["message"]=>
    string(30) "you can send the $100/wk link
"
  }
  [1]=>
  array(3) {
    ["datetime"]=>
    string(21) "4/21/2012 12:22:00 AM"
    ["name"]=>
    string(2) "Me"
    ["message"]=>
    string(14) "or 150 or 200
"
  }
  [2]=>
  array(3) {
    ["datetime"]=>
    string(20) "4/24/2012 3:04:09 PM"
    ["name"]=>
    string(2) "Me"
    ["message"]=>
    string(18) "
"
  }
  [3]=>
  array(3) {
    ["datetime"]=>
    NULL
    ["name"]=>
    NULL
    ["message"]=>
    NULL
  }
  [4]=>
  array(3) {
    ["datetime"]=>
    NULL
    ["name"]=>
    NULL
    ["message"]=>
    NULL
  }
  [5]=>
  array(3) {
    ["datetime"]=>
    NULL
    ["name"]=>
    NULL
    ["message"]=>
    NULL
  }
  [6]=>
  array(3) {
    ["datetime"]=>
    NULL
    ["name"]=>
    NULL
    ["message"]=>
    NULL
  }
  [7]=>
  array(3) {
    ["datetime"]=>
    string(20) "4/24/2012 3:04:09 PM"
    ["name"]=>
    string(2) "Me"
    ["message"]=>
    string(18) "
"
  }
  [8]=>
  array(3) {
    ["datetime"]=>
    NULL
    ["name"]=>
    NULL
    ["message"]=>
    NULL
  }
  [9]=>
  array(3) {
    ["datetime"]=>
    NULL
    ["name"]=>
    NULL
    ["message"]=>
    NULL
  }
  [10]=>
  array(3) {
    ["datetime"]=>
    NULL
    ["name"]=>
    NULL
    ["message"]=>
    NULL
  }
  [11]=>
  array(3) {
    ["datetime"]=>
    NULL
    ["name"]=>
    NULL
    ["message"]=>
    NULL
  }
  [12]=>
  array(3) {
    ["datetime"]=>
    string(20) "4/24/2012 3:04:22 PM"
    ["name"]=>
    string(2) "Me"
    ["message"]=>
    string(111) "
"
  }
  [13]=>
  array(3) {
    ["datetime"]=>
    string(21) "4/24/2012 10:38:16 PM"
    ["name"]=>
    string(1) "J"
    ["message"]=>
    string(19) "sorry, i was tired
"
  }
  [14]=>
  array(3) {
    ["datetime"]=>
    NULL
    ["name"]=>
    NULL
    ["message"]=>
    NULL
  }
}

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why doesnt this code grab the html messages
can the regular expression be modified to allow html
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Question by:rgb192
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hielo earned 2000 total points
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>>why doesn't this code grab the html messages
Because on line 19 of your code you are splitting the data at newlines THEN your regex is examing data (one line at a time) that start with "[...]...".  

The "HTML" code appears on lines that do not start with "[...]" and thus never match.

Try:
preg_match_all('/([0-9:\/]+\s[0-9:]+\s[AP]M)\]\s(\w+)[:]\s([^\[]+)/',$string,$m);
$results=array();
foreach($m[0] as $k=>$v){
	$results[$k]=array("datetime"=>$m[1][$k], "name"=>$m[2][$k],"message"=>$m[3][$k]);
}
unset($m);
echo '<pre>',htmlentities(print_r($results,true)),'</pre>';
exit;

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by:rgb192
ID: 39193400
works great with html

no errors

thanks
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