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Old 08-13-2009, 01:23 PM   #10
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I think the problem is this (from the regular expressions reference):

The '*', '+', and '?' qualifiers are all greedy; they match as much text as possible. Sometimes this behaviour isn’t desired; if the RE <.*> is matched against '<H1>title</H1>', it will match the entire string, and not just '<H1>'. Adding '?' after the qualifier makes it perform the match in non-greedy or minimal fashion; as few characters as possible will be matched. Using .*? in the previous expression will match only '<H1>'.

So, just use:

(?P<author>[^_]+?) - (?P<title>.+)
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