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How to extract text from a hyperlink (remove anchor tags)

This php code snippet shows how to retrieve the text part of a hyperlink:

$a_hrf = "/<a>]*?href=[\"\']?([^\'\">]*)[\'\"]?[^>]*?>/";
$a_close ="/<\/a>/";
$hyper_link = '<a href="http://www.example.com">Great Site!</a>';
$text = preg_replace($a_hrf, '', $hyper_link);
$text = preg_replace($a_close, '', $text);
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  1. April 10, 2010 at 15:28


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  2. April 24, 2010 at 12:32

    Sorry for my bad english. Thank you so much for your good post. Your post helped me in my college assignment, If you can provide me more details please email me.

  3. April 26, 2010 at 18:27

    There’s good info here. I did a search on Google, Keep up the good work mate!

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