Mark Woodward wrote:
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> # x seemed to include empty strings so only add x to the array if not ""
> foo.split(/\s*<[^<>]*>\s*/).reject{|x| a.insert(-1,x) if x != ""}

Hmm, here's the first improvement? Seems I can use a << x to append to 
an array:

# x seemed to include ""??? so only add x to the array if not ""
foo.split(/\s*<[^<>]*>\s*/).reject{|x| a << x if x != ""}


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Mark