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Is that what's happening here?

No. There's no arbitrary limit on the number of characters dot-star can match.

What's happening in your case, I'll bet, is that you have newlines in your $chunk and forgot that a dot doesn't match a newline unless you include the /s modifier on the regex.

Be careful about setting your input record separator to '</h1>' too. That's an exact string and will be case sensitive.

I guess I'd be remiss without including some standard scolding like, "you should parse HTML with an HTML parser, not a regex."

-sauoq
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In reply to Re: Is there a Limit on Matching .* by sauoq
in thread Is there a Limit on Matching .* by svsingh

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