On Dec 2, 2005, at 0:10, Bruno Bazzani wrote:

>> Read up on greedy versus non-greedy matching in regular expressions.
>
> Thanks !
> No need to say that I'm a newbie. I'm coding with the pickaxe  
> manual on my side and yes ... I miss the point: sorry.
>
> But why did it work for the first three occurrences ?

Because they're on their own line to begin with, and regular  
expressions (by default) work on a line-by-line basis.

You will probably also want to include the multiline option in your  
expression, otherwise you'll fail in situations like this as well:

<a href="foo.html">

un-necessary whitespace

</a>


matthew smillie.