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I'm using contains. Strange .. not sure what's going on.
> Are you using contains() or match()? If you're using match(), then
> switch to contains() and it should work. Here's my sanity check for
> the pattern (to avoid having to write a Java test program):
> ~> wget -O - http://www.myspace.com/pain 2> /dev/null | perl -e '@txt =
> <STDIN>; $txt = join("", @txt); $txt =~
> print "$1\n";'
> Metal / Industrial
Ah yes I figured that was the issue after I saw your pattern. The bits I
don't understand though is how [^<]* is working. What exactly does that
part of the pattern mean?
In any case, the key to prevent excessive backtracking is to make the
> pattern as specific as possible. The original pattern posed problems
> because of the leading .* as well as following .+ pattern elements which
> caused a lot of backtracking.