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I have a Low Replace tag that uses a regex to target links:

{exp:low_replace
    find='<a[^>]*href=QUOTE(.+)QUOTE[^>]*(.*)>(.*)<\/a>'
    replace='<a href=QUOTE$1QUOTE$2 style=QUOTEcolor: #007766; text-decoration: underline;QUOTE><span style=QUOTEcolor: #007766;QUOTE>$3</span></a>'
    regex='yes'
}
    <a href="http://google.com" target="_blank">Search on Google</a> <a href="http://bing.com" title="Search on Bing">or Bing</a>.
{/exp:low_replace}

But if the links are on the same line, Low Replace will only replace the last one. If I separate the links with a line break, like this:

<a href="http://google.com" target="_blank">Search on Google</a> 
<a href="http://bing.com" title="Search on Bing">or Bing</a>.

then Low Replace works as expected.

I'm certain this is some problem with my regex, can anyone offer some insight?

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You'll need to make the any-character match not greedy using a ?:

<a[^>]*?href=QUOTE(.+?)QUOTE[^>]*?(.*?)>(.*?)<\/a>

That'll probably help.

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  • Thanks for the fast reply! I just tried making the changes you suggested, but it didn't work :/
    – kmgdev
    Commented Oct 7, 2013 at 16:52
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    Added another ? just before the href. Try again?
    – Low
    Commented Oct 7, 2013 at 17:58
  • Nope, still doesn't work.
    – kmgdev
    Commented Oct 7, 2013 at 20:03
  • Aaand another one after the +. Surely now it works?
    – Low
    Commented Oct 7, 2013 at 21:32

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