Too big of a list? and other problems

Brian bnblazer at gmail.com
Tue May 23 03:46:20 CEST 2006


Tim Chase wrote:

> While I'm not sure if this is the issue, you might be having some
> trouble with the greediness of the "*" repeater here.  HTML like
>
>     <img src="images/1.jpeg"><img src="hello.jpeg">
>
> will yield a result of
>
>     "images/1.jpeg"><img src="hello.jpeg"
>
> rather than the expected
>
>     "images/1.jpeg"
>
> You can make it "stingy" (rather than greedy) by appending a
> question-mark:
>
>     r"images/.*?\.jpeg"
>
> I also don't know if they all are coming back as "jpeg", or if
> some come back as "jpg", in which case you might want to use
>
>     r"images/.*?\.jpe?g"
>

Thanks Tim!  That modification to the regex helped a lot, and believe
it or not, my pic count went up!

Thank you,
Brian




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