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I actually developed some code to extract this. I'm not sure if it's the "easiest" way, but you don't need any external modules to make it work!

Yeah, I put the test string in a text so I didn't have to worry about escaping anything in a string literal.

use strict; use warnings; my $string; my $startOfIframe; my $endOfIframe; open TEST, "<test_string.txt" or die "Cannot open:$!"; $string = readline TEST; close TEST; $startOfIframe = index $string, '<iframe' ; $endOfIframe = index $string, '</iframe>'; while ( $startOfIframe != -1 ) { print substr ( $string, $startOfIframe, $endOfIframe - $startOfIfr +ame ) . '</iframe>'. "\n"; $startOfIframe = index $string, '<iframe', $endOfIframe; $endOfIframe = index $string, '</iframe>', $startOfIframe; }

I'm looping through the input string, extracting the iframe data with a substr call. The offset and length of the substr call are derived from the indexes of the beginning and ending iframe tags, which are updated at each iteration of the loop.

The indexes of the opening and closing iframe tags themselves are found by starting the search at the index of the tag immediately proceeding it. The loop continues until an opening iframe tag can't be found.

Derp, I meant </iframe> and not </index> in my print.


In reply to Re: how to extract iframes from text by B-Man
in thread how to extract iframes from text by Anonymous Monk

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