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    Default PCRE, looking for a pattern to match and/or/both, but not neither

    I'm not quite sure how to search for an answer to this, but I am trying to find a way to match one thing or another or both, but not none.

    For example, I want to match a hyperlink if it begins with www or https:// or both, but ignore it if it is not preceded by either.

    Code:
    www.somesite.com          //match
    https://somesite.com      //match
    https://www.somesite.com  //match
    somesite.com              //fail
    any thoughts?

    EDIT:

    Here's the code that I use that works:

    PHP Code:
    $summary[$i] = preg_replace('/(?<!http:\/\/|https:\/\/|\"|=|\'|\'>|\">)(www\..*?)(\s|\Z|\.\Z|\.\s|\<|\>|,)/i',"<a href=\"http://$1\">$1</a>$2",$summary[$i]);
    $summary[$i] = preg_replace('/(?<!\"|=|\'|\'>|\">|site:)(https?:\/\/(www){0,1}.*?)(\s|\Z|\.\Z|\.\s|\<|\>|,)/i',"<a href=\"$1\">$1</a>$3",$summary[$i]); 
    The above code was divided into two because I could not apply the "and/or, but not both" rule. It is the code I wrote to hyperlink urls in the way that I want.
    Last edited by james438; 10-25-2019 at 05:24 AM. Reason: added more info.
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