Matching SRC attribute of IMG tag using preg_match

KyokoHunter picture KyokoHunter · Feb 1, 2010 · Viewed 58.5k times · Source

I'm attempting to run preg_match to extract the SRC attribute from the first IMG tag in an article (in this case, stored in $row->introtext).

preg_match('/\< *[img][^\>]*[src] *= *[\"\']{0,1}([^\"\']*)/i', $row->introtext, $matches);

Instead of getting something like



<img src="images/stories/otakuzoku1.jpg" border="0" alt="Inside Otakuzoku's store" />

I get just


The regex should be right, but I can't tell why it appears to be matching the border attribute and not the src attribute.

Alternatively, if you've had the patience to read this far without skipping straight to the reply field and typing 'use a HTML/XML parser', can a good tutorial for one be recommended as I'm having trouble finding one at all that's applicable to PHP 4.

PHP 4.4.7


CalebD picture CalebD · Feb 1, 2010

Your expression is incorrect. Try:

preg_match('/< *img[^>]*src *= *["\']?([^"\']*)/i', $row->introtext, $matches);

Note the removal of brackets around img and src and some other cleanups.