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After over a year I still cannot get my head around them ;)

I have a page source

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"


<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">


blah blah blah

<input type="hidden" name="string" value="93822769a03496d9c7e283c6761eaa789996f7b3">

blah bla bla


I'm after everything in the source except that string value, infact even everything except that whole String/tag (whatever it is) <input type="hidden" name="string" value="93822769a03496d9c7eaa789996f7b3"> would suffice.

The value can vary from time to time (which is why I want shut of it) else I could side step regexp with usual string functions.

I'd appreciate any help if someone has the time and inclination to create a pattern for me.

EDIT: that is the only line in the source like it, I mean no other '<input type="hidden"' but there are other input types

Edited by JohnOne

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Something like this?

StringRegExpReplace($sSource,'<input type="hidden"[^>]+>','')

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Freebie of the day.

Use an SREReplace to get it.

$sStr = StringRegExpReplace($sStr, "(?s)(?i)^(.+)(?:<input.+?name=\x22string.+?>)(.+)$", "$1$2")


It appears someone else has faster fingers and he's also correct.

Edited by GEOSoft


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