lucy24 - 8:50 pm on Jul 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
If you posted this bit
next door in the Apache forums, you would immediately be read the riot act not necessarily by me because it means "continue capturing until further notice or until you meet a close quote, whichever comes first", so the computer is essentially racing through your file while holding its breath. Figure of speech. It will probably run "cleaner" if you express it as ([^'"]*) in the first place. And cleaner still if you've got a finite number of patterns to search for. You probably do; few things are genuinely random. Even in an url.