Thanks, Limbic Region.

That ugly regex in my code was written back in those days when I just started learning Perl (read: some three months ago). At that point I still had to figure out what exactly a reference was. But in the meantime I also discovered the HTML module.

In reply to Re^2: adding rank to a match in while loop. by BioGeek
in thread adding rank to a match in while loop. by BioGeek

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