Fnd specific place in string and get data from it


I have string with multiple image tags in it. Like this

<img src="/files/028ou2p5g/blogs/9d66329f4/5844644f69fe7-64.jpg">

I want to find <strong>FIRST</strong> such tag, and get image name from it <strong>5844644f69fe7-64.jpg</strong> How can be this done in PHP asuming there is a lot of other text and tags in string ?


You should use like what @moopet suggested. This is the code, but please give credit to @moopet.

$str = '<img src="/files/028ou2p5g/blogs/9d66329f4/5844644f69fe7-64.jpg">'; $doc = new DOMDocument(); $doc->loadHTML($str); $first_img = $doc->getElementsByTagName("img")[0]; var_dump( basename($first_img->getAttribute('src')) );


Don't use regex for this. Use PHP's DOM parser or an alternative to extract the tags, then use PHP's <a href="http://php.net/manual/en/function.basename.php" rel="nofollow">basename()</a> function on the src element to extract the filename.


Use <a href="http://php.net/manual/en/function.preg-match-all.php" rel="nofollow">preg_match_all()</a> to find all occurences and then get the first one.

Example: <br />

<?php preg_match_all('/<\s*img[^<>]+?src\s*=\s*[\'\"][^<>\'\"]+?\/([^<>\'\"\/]\.jpg)/', $html, $matches, PREG_SET_ORDER); var_dump($matches[0]); ?>


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