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Thread: PHP: need help with preg_replace

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    PHP: need help with preg_replace

    Hi,
    I want to remove the onclick event from my html tag. For instance, given the following:

    <input type="text" name="txtEmail" id="txtEmail" onclick="parent.showTestStrategyDiv(this.id, this.name);" />

    'onclick' will be removed and the new string will look like this:

    <input type="text" name="txtEmail" id="txtEmail" />

    To do this, I call the preg_replace method in php:

    $alteredContent3 = preg_replace("#(<input.+?)(on[Cc]lick.+?)(/?>)#i", "\\1\\3", $alterContent2);

    Given that alterContent2 is the the html page which I want to alter. Somehow, when I tried to print out the values for $alteredContent3, nothing is returned. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    how are you getting "$alterContent2" i tried

    PHP Code:
    <?php
    $x 
    '<input type="text" name="txtEmail" id="txtEmail" onclick="parent.showTestStrategyDiv(this.id, this.name);" />';

    echo 
    preg_replace("#(<input.+?)(on[Cc]lick.+?)(/?>)#i""\\1\\3"$x );
    ?>
    and i get

    HTML Code:
    <input type="text" name="txtEmail" id="txtEmail" />
    so its all about how ur html is in $alterContent2

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    Quote Originally Posted by binime View Post
    how are you getting "$alterContent2" i tried

    PHP Code:
    <?php
    $x 
    '<input type="text" name="txtEmail" id="txtEmail" onclick="parent.showTestStrategyDiv(this.id, this.name);" />';

    echo 
    preg_replace("#(<input.+?)(on[Cc]lick.+?)(/?>)#i""\\1\\3"$x );
    ?>
    and i get

    HTML Code:
    <input type="text" name="txtEmail" id="txtEmail" />
    so its all about how ur html is in $alterContent2
    I see. Will go through my codes again verify that. Thanks for the tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverType View Post
    I see. Will go through my codes again verify that. Thanks for the tips.
    Hi,

    I have another question. I am trying to modify the previous preg_replace statement to only affect button input type. The following is my code:

    $alteredContent3 = preg_replace("#(<input.*?(?:type=\"button\").*?)(o nclick.+?)(\/?>)#i", "\\1$strString\\3", $alteredContent);

    Once again, it didn't work. I was thinking that perhaps the quotes are not escape properly. Any suggestions? Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverType View Post
    Hi,

    I have another question. I am trying to modify the previous preg_replace statement to only affect button input type. The following is my code:

    $alteredContent3 = preg_replace("#(<input.*?(?:type=\"button\").*?)(o nclick.+?)(\/?>)#i", "\\1$strString\\3", $alteredContent);

    Once again, it didn't work. I was thinking that perhaps the quotes are not escape properly. Any suggestions? Thanks again.

    Ok, think i figured it out. Quotes can be escaped with 3 backslashes...as such, the preg_replace statement would be:

    $alteredContent3 = preg_replace("#(<input.*?(?:type=\\\"button\\\").* ?)(onclick.+?)(\/?>)#i", "\\1$strString\\3", $alteredContent);

    Cheers.

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    Yet another question

    I have yet another question. Bascally, now I need to substitute the parameters in the preg_replace with arrays. Below's my code:

    $patterns[0] = "#(<(?:input|textarea).+?)(/?>)#";
    $patterns[1] = "#(<img(?:.+?)src=(?:'|\")?)([^\"].+?)(/?>)#";
    $patterns[2] = "#(<input.*?(?:type=\\\"button\\\").*?)(onclick.+? )(\/?>)#i"

    $replace[0] = "\\1 onclick=\"parent.showTestStrategyDiv(this.id, this.name)\" \\2";
    $replace[1] = "\\1$host\\2\\3";
    $replace[2] = "\\1\\3";

    $alteredContent3 = preg_replace($patterns, $replace, $content);

    As before, these statements didn't work and an 'Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_VARIABLE ' error was thrown. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.

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    Well...
    Code:
    $patterns[0] = "#(<(?:input|textarea).+?)(/?>)#";
    $patterns[1] = "#(<img(?:.+?)src=(?:'|\")?)([^\"].+?)(/?>)#";
    $patterns[2] = "#(<input.*?(?:type=\\\"button\\\").*?)(onclick.+? )(\/?>)#i"
    is no longer regex, it's being translated literally, so what you see is what you get. hopefully that points you in right direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simplistik View Post
    Well...
    Code:
    $patterns[0] = "#(<(?:input|textarea).+?)(/?>)#";
    $patterns[1] = "#(<img(?:.+?)src=(?:'|\")?)([^\"].+?)(/?>)#";
    $patterns[2] = "#(<input.*?(?:type=\\\"button\\\").*?)(onclick.+? )(\/?>)#i"
    is no longer regex, it's being translated literally, so what you see is what you get. hopefully that points you in right direction.
    Hi simplistik,

    Thanks for the reply. Anyway, I need it to work like regex. Any suggestions on how I can come about doing it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverType View Post
    Hi simplistik,

    Thanks for the reply. Anyway, I need it to work like regex. Any suggestions on how I can come about doing it?
    You know what I was wrong, I just relooked at your code and all you have to do is add a ; after
    PHP Code:
    $patterns[2] = "#(<input.*?(?:type=\\\"button\\\").*?)(onclick.+? )(\/?>)#i" 
    to
    PHP Code:
    $patterns[2] = "#(<input.*?(?:type=\\\"button\\\").*?)(onclick.+? )(\/?>)#i"
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    I see. Can't believe that I actually missed that. LOL...Anyway, thanks a lot.

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