> If this still won't work on your file, could the file
> be contaminated with some non-displaying characters
> that appear to be whitespace but aren't?
> Perhaps this would be worth a try:
> /<issueList>[^<>]*<issue\W+code="[A-Z]{3}">(.*?)<\/issue>/m

Still no go, William. I tried your last phrase there, too.
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