Just a thought, if the 'string-to-capture' had information separated by spaces, your code would eliminate all spaces, maybe the special case:
my $str = "yada yada <name> string-to-capture string-to-capture2 </n
+ame> foo bar baz";
if ( $str =~ m!<name>(.*?)<\/name>! )
$var1 = join(" ", split " ", $var1 ); # remove leading, trailin
# collapse internal white
would be better. ( Taken from Camel book 3rd edition, page 154 )
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