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I was pretty sure I had all I needed to acomplish what I was trying to do untill I ran into a nasty bit of HTML that posed a challenge when trying to pick through it.

I need to display the name that follows a students name.....

Example- Student name: Sara,John,Mark

Now I only need to display one of thoes names but it would be nice to know how to match a string that comes after the match string I am using to get close to the next following word which is the word I wish to display alone.

I heard this is called a "look ahead" or "look behind" in regex...
is a look ahead to the right and look behind to the left?

if so I am looking to display the string to the right only if possible.

thank you in advance!
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Posted 7-Sep-12 5:28am
Dale 20121.8K
Wes Aday at 7-Sep-12 10:30am
I believe it's common to refer to right of where you are at as look ahead and to the left of the current position as look behind.
Dale 2012 at 9-Sep-12 4:00am
how do you perform this regular expression to look for the next word to the string your matching?

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