> > I want an RE that matches this string, but '.' doesn't match the \n 
> > character.  I guess I could replace the \n's by something else, but I'd 
> > rather not alter the original string if I can avoid it.
> 
> IIRC you can use the multiline modifier "m" on
> the RE. I haven't tried this:
> 
>   str =~ /(<html>.*<\/html>)/m

Thanks! that worked.

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Daniel Carrera
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