Ryan Ryan - 3 months ago 8
PHP Question

Any preg_match() to extract image urls from text?

i need a

syntax or something similar to extract JPG or PNG or GIF URLs from a mixed text and put them in an array or at last store the first url.

maybe some syntax which searchs for strings that are beginning with http and ending with jpg/png/gif..

i believe it can be done with

Note: the text can be like that : blablablabla"http://www.xxx.com/xxx.jpg"blablablabla

Thank you


Please note the special occasions where they can fool your server inserting fake matches.

For example:




I've modified quickly the regex to avoid this cases, but i'm pretty sure there could be more (like inserting %00 in the path of the file, for example, and cannot be easily parsed by a regex)

$matches = array();
preg_match_all('!http://[^?#]+\.(?:jpe?g|png|gif)!Ui' , $string , $matches);

So, for security, use always regex in the most restrictive way, for example, if you know the server, write it into the regex, or if you know that the path always will include letters, hyphens, dots, slashes and numbers, use one expression like:

$matches = array();
preg_match_all('!http://[a-z0-9\-\.\/]+\.(?:jpe?g|png|gif)!Ui' , $string , $matches);

This should avoid any funny surprise in the future.