preg_replace_callback

(PHP 4 >= 4.0.5, PHP 5)

preg_replace_callbackRechercher et remplacer par expression rationnelle standard en utilisant une fonction de callback

Description

mixed preg_replace_callback ( mixed $pattern , callable $callback , mixed $subject [, int $limit = -1 [, int &$count ]] )

Le comportement de preg_replace_callback() est presque identique à celui de preg_replace(), hormis le fait qu'à la place du paramètre replacement, il faut spécifier une fonction de rappel callback qui sera appelée, avec les éléments trouvés en arguments.

Liste de paramètres

pattern

Le masque à chercher. Il peut être une chaîne de caractères ou un tableau contenant des chaînes.

callback

La fonction de rappel qui recevra le tableau d'éléments trouvés dans la chaîne subject. La fonction de rappel doit retourner la chaîne de remplacement. Voici la signature de la fonction de rappel :

string handler ( array $matches )

Vous aurez souvent besoin de la fonction callback avec preg_replace_callback() à un seul endroit. Dans ce cas, vous pouvez simplement utiliser une fonction anonyme pour déclarer une fonction de rappel pour la fonction preg_replace_callback(). En faisant cela, vous concentrez toutes les routines liées à votre remplacement à un seul endroit, et nous ne polluez par votre espace de noms de fonctions avec des fonctions à usage unique.

Exemple #1 preg_replace_callback() et fonction anonyme

<?php
// Un filtre de ligne de commande Unix pour convertir les lettres
// en majuscule de début des paragraphe en minuscules

$fp fopen("php://stdin""r") or die("Impossible de lire la ligne de commande");
while (!
feof($fp)) {
    
$line fgets($fp);
    
$line preg_replace_callback(
        
'|<p>\s*\w|',
        function (
$matches) {
            return 
strtolower($matches[0]);
        },
        
$line
    
);
    echo 
$line;
}
fclose($fp);
?>

subject

La chaîne ou le tableau de chaînes à chercher et à remplacer.

limit

Le nombre maximal de remplacement pour chaque masque dans chaque chaîne subject. Vaut par défaut -1 (aucune limite).

count

Si fournie, cette variable sera remplie avec le nombre de remplacements effectués.

Valeurs de retour

preg_replace_callback() retourne un tableau si le paramètre subject est un tableau, ou, sinon, une chaîne de caractères. Si une erreur survient, la valeur retournée sera NULL.

Si des correspondances sont trouvées, le nouveau sujet sera retourné, sinon le paramètre subject sera retourné, inchangé.

Historique

Version Description
5.1.0 Le paramètre count a été ajouté.

Exemples

Exemple #2 Exemple avec preg_replace_callback()

<?php
// Ce texte était vrai en 2002
// nous voulons le mettre a jour pour 2003
$text "Le premier avril est le 04/01/2002\n";
$text.= "Le dernier noël était le 12/24/2001\n";

// Fonction de callback
function next_year($matches)
{
  
// comme d'habitude : $matches[0] représente la valeur totale
  // $matches[1] représente la première parenthèse capturante
  
return $matches[1].($matches[2]+1);
}
echo 
preg_replace_callback(
            
"|(\d{2}/\d{2}/)(\d{4})|",
            
"next_year",
            
$text);

?>

L'exemple ci-dessus va afficher :

Le premier avril est le 04/01/2003
Le dernier noël était le 12/24/2002

Exemple #3 Exemple avec preg_replace_callback() en utilisant une structure récursive pour gérer du BB code

<?php
$input 
"plain [indent] deep [indent] deeper [/indent] deep [/indent] plain";

function 
parseTagsRecursive($input)
{

    
$regex '#\[indent]((?:[^[]|\[(?!/?indent])|(?R))+)\[/indent]#';

    if (
is_array($input)) {
        
$input '<div style="margin-left: 10px">'.$input[1].'</div>';
    }

    return 
preg_replace_callback($regex'parseTagsRecursive'$input);
}

$output parseTagsRecursive($input);

echo 
$output;
?>

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User Contributed Notes 25 notes

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Richard
1 year ago
The easiest way to pass more than one parameters to the callback function is with the 'use' keyword.

[This is better than using global, because it works even when we are already inside a function.]

In this example, the callback function is an anonymous function, which takes one argument, $match, supplied by preg_replace_callback().  The extra
"use ($ten)" puts the $ten variable into scope for the function.

<?php
$string
= "Some numbers: one: 1; two: 2; three: 3 end";
$ten = 10;
$newstring = preg_replace_callback(
   
'/(\\d+)/',
    function(
$match) use ($ten) { return (($match[0] + $ten)); },
   
$string
   
);
echo
$newstring;
#prints "Some numbers: one: 11; two: 12; three: 13 end";
?>
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Yuri
1 year ago
If you want to call non-static function inside your class, you can do something like this.

For PHP 5.2 use second argument like array($this, 'replace'):
<?php
class test_preg_callback{

  private function
process($text){
   
$reg = "/\{([0-9a-zA-Z\- ]+)\:([0-9a-zA-Z\- ]+):?\}/";
    return
preg_replace_callback($reg, array($this, 'replace'), $text);
  }
 
  private function
replace($matches){
    if (
method_exists($this, $matches[1])){
      return @
$this->$matches[1]($matches[2]);    
    }
  } 
}
?>

For PHP 5.3 use second argument like "self::replace":
<?php
class test_preg_callback{

  private function
process($text){
   
$reg = "/\{([0-9a-zA-Z\- ]+)\:([0-9a-zA-Z\- ]+):?\}/";
    return
preg_replace_callback($reg, "self::replace", $text);
  }
 
  private function
replace($matches){
    if (
method_exists($this, $matches[1])){
      return @
$this->$matches[1]($matches[2]);    
    }
  } 
}
?>
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development at HashNotAdam dot com
1 year ago
From PHP 5.3 you can use an anonymous function to pass local variables into the callback.

<?php

public function replace_variables( $subject, $otherVars ) {
   
$linkPatterns = array(
       
'/(<a .*)href=(")([^"]*)"([^>]*)>/U',
       
"/(<a .*)href=(')([^']*)'([^>]*)>/U"
   
);

   
$callback = function( $matches ) use ( $otherVars ) {
       
$this->replace_callback($matches, $otherVars);
    };

    return
preg_replace_callback($this->patterns, $callback, $subject);
}

public function
replace_callback($matches, $otherVars) {
    return
$matches[1] . $otherVars['myVar'];
}
?>
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nene at triin dot net
5 years ago
The first example is bad, because it creates function for every line it processes. When the file has many lines, you could easily run out of memory. The code should be changed so, that create_function() is used outside of loop.
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matt at languesvivantes dot com
1 year ago
Actually, this only works from php 5.4, see the changelog on http://php.net/manual/en/functions.anonymous.php
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alex dot cs00 at yahoo dot ca
3 years ago
Don't use this function to fetch BBCode, as explained. If you have some text that runs over 5000 chars (average), it will run out of its limit and makes you download the PHP page.

According to this, you should instead use something more advanced yet complex. You will need a function called "str_replace_once()" (search for it), one called "countWord()", the famous "after()", "before()", "between()".

str_replace_once does same as str_replace, but only replace first occurence. As for countWord, I guess you know how to count the number of a word occurence. As for after, before and between, this is a function that you may find easily somewhere on the site by a user. Else, you can do it.

The following function is able to do all blocks, supposing [code] and [/code], you might wish things between parents dont get parsed, including [code] if inside of another [code].

<?php
function prepareCode($code, $op, $end)
{
   
$ix = 0;
   
$iy = 0;
   
$nbr_Op = countWord($op, $code);
    while(
$ix < $nbr_Op)
    {
        if(
in_string($op, before($end, $code), false))
        {
           
// The following piece of code replace the default [tag] by [tag:#]
           
$code = str_replace_once($op, substr($op, 0, -1).':'.$ix.']', $code);
           
$iy++;
        }
        elseif(
in_string($end, before($op, $code), false))
        {
           
$iy = $iy-1;
           
$code = str_replace_once($end, substr($end, 0, -1).':'.($ix-1).']', $code);
           
$ix = $ix-2;
        }
       
$ix++;
    }
    while(
in_string($end, $code))
    {
       
$code = str_replace_once($end, substr($end, 0, -1).':'.($iy-1).']', $code);
       
$iy=$iy-1;
    }

   
$code = preg_replace('#\\'.substr($end, 0, 1).':-[0-9]\]#i', '', $code);
    if(
in_string(substr($op, 0, -1).':0]', $code) && !in_string(substr($end, 0, -1).':0]', $code))
    {
       
$code .= substr($end, 0, -1).":0]";
    }
    return
$code;
}
?>

$code returns the whole text semi-formated. You only need to use it as :
$code = prepareCode($code="Your text", $op="[tag]" , $end="[/tag]");
Then just replace the parent tags :
str_replace("[tag:0]", "<tag>", $code);
str_replace("[/tag:0]", "</tag>", $code);
So at the end something like :
[
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chris at ocproducts dot com
3 years ago
The pcre.backtrack_limit option (added in PHP 5.2) can trigger a NULL return, with no errors. The default pcre.backtrack_limit value is 100000. If you have a match that exceeds about half this limit it triggers a NULL response.
e.g. My limit was at 100000 but 500500 triggered a NULL response. I'm not running unicode but I *guess* PCRE runs in utf-16.
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Anonymous
3 years ago
Created this to fetch the link and name of an anchor tag. I use this when cleaning an HTML email to text. Using regex for HTML is not recommended but for this purpose I see no issue with it. This is not designed to work for nested anchors.

A note to keep in mind:
I was primarily concerned with valid HTML so if attributes do no use ' or " to contain the values then this will need to be tweaked.
If you can edit this to work better, please let me know.
<?php
/**
 * Replaces anchor tags with text
 * - Will search string and replace all anchor tags with text (case insensitive)
 *
 * How it works:
 * - Searches string for an anchor tag, checks to make sure it matches the criteria
 *         Anchor search criteria:
 *             - 1 - <a (must have the start of the anchor tag )
 *             - 2 - Can have any number of spaces or other attributes before and after the href attribute
 *             - 3 - Must close the anchor tag
 *
 * - Once the check has passed it will then replace the anchor tag with the string replacement
 * - The string replacement can be customized
 *
 * Know issue:
 * - This will not work for anchors that do not use a ' or " to contain the attributes.
 *         (i.e.- <a href=http: //php.net>PHP.net</a> will not be replaced)
 */
function replaceAnchorsWithText($data) {
   
/**
     * Had to modify $regex so it could post to the site... so I broke it into 6 parts.
     */
   
$regex  = '/(<a\s*'; // Start of anchor tag
   
$regex .= '(.*?)\s*'; // Any attributes or spaces that may or may not exist
   
$regex .= 'href=[\'"]+?\s*(?P<link>\S+)\s*[\'"]+?'; // Grab the link
   
$regex .= '\s*(.*?)\s*>\s*'; // Any attributes or spaces that may or may not exist before closing tag
   
$regex .= '(?P<name>\S+)'; // Grab the name
   
$regex .= '\s*<\/a>)/i'; // Any number of spaces between the closing anchor tag (case insensitive)
   
   
if (is_array($data)) {
       
// This is what will replace the link (modify to you liking)
       
$data = "{$data['name']}({$data['link']})";
    }
    return
preg_replace_callback($regex, 'replaceAnchorsWithText', $data);
}

$input  = 'Test 1: <a href="http: //php.net1">PHP.NET1</a>.<br />';
$input .= 'Test 2: <A name="test" HREF=\'HTTP: //PHP.NET2\' target="_blank">PHP.NET2</A>.<BR />';
$input .= 'Test 3: <a hRef=http: //php.net3>php.net3</a><br />';
$input .= 'This last line had nothing to do with any of this';

echo
replaceAnchorsWithText($input).'<hr/>';
?>
Will output:
Test 1: PHP.NET1(http: //php.net1).
Test 2: PHP.NET2(HTTP: //PHP.NET2).
Test 3: php.net3 (is still an anchor)
This last line had nothing to do with any of this
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Drake
4 years ago
The good version of the class PhpHex2Str
<?php
class PhpHex2Str
{
    private
$strings;

    private static function
x_hex2str($hex) {
       
$hex = substr($hex[0], 1);
       
$str = '';
        for(
$i=0;$i < strlen($hex);$i+=2) {
           
$str.=chr(hexdec(substr($hex,$i,2)));
        }
        return
$str;
    }

    public function
decode($strings = null) {
       
$this->strings = (string) $strings;
        return
preg_replace_callback('#\%[a-zA-Z0-9]{2}#', 'PhpHex2Str::x_hex2str', $this->strings);
    }
}

// Exemple
$obj = new PhpHex2Str;

$strings = $obj->decode($strings);
var_dump($strings);
?>
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Drake
4 years ago
Decode Hexa to Strings =)
<?php
class PhpHex2Str
{
    private
$strings;

    private function
x_hex2str($hex) {
       
$hex = substr($hex[0], 1);
       
$str = '';
        for(
$i=0;$i < strlen($hex);$i+=2) {
           
$str.=chr(hexdec(substr($hex,$i,2)));
        }
        return
$str;
    }

    public function
decode($strings = null) {
       
$this->strings = (string) $strings;
        return
preg_replace_callback('#\%[a-zA-Z0-9]{2}#', 'x_hex2str', $this->strings);
    }
}

// Example
$strings = 'a %20 b%0A h %27 h %23';

$obj = new PhpHex2Str;
$strings = $obj->decode($strings);
var_dump($strings);
?>
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Matt
4 years ago
If you're looking to show only the first digit and last four digits of a credit card number (4xxxxxxxxxxxx2331) use something like this:
preg_replace_callback('/((.)(.*))?(.{4})/', create_function('$x', 'return $x[2].str_repeat("x", strlen($x[3])).$x[4];'), '$CCNUMBER')
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ixiter at gmail dot com
4 years ago
When you use preg_replace_callback in a class and have the callback function as a private method of that class, you need to set the callback function name like className::CallBack.
self::CallBack does not work and returns an error:
"Cannot call method self::CallBack() or method does not exist"!

<?php
class myClass{
    public function
parsetext($text){
       
// parses text and sets literals A - C to lower case
        // this works
       
return preg_replace_callback('|([a-c])|i', 'myClass::preg_tolower', $text);
    }
    public function
parsefail($text){
       
// parses text and sets literals A - C to lower case
        // this fails
       
return preg_replace_callback('|([a-c])|i', 'self::preg_tolower', $text);
    }
   
    private static function
preg_tolower($matches){
        return
strtolower($matches[1]);
    }
}

$parser = new myClass;
echo
$parser->parsetext('ABCDEFGH');
// echoes abcDEFGH

echo $parser->parsefail('ABCDEFGH');
// throws the error
?>
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carlos dot ballesteros at softonic dot com
4 years ago
A simple function to replace a list of complete words or terms in a string (for PHP 5.3 or above because of the closure):

<?php
function replace_words($list, $line, $callback) {
    return
preg_replace_callback(
       
'/(^|[^\\w\\-])(' . implode('|', array_map('preg_quote', $list)) . ')($|[^\\w\\-])/mi',
        function(
$v) use ($callback) { return $v[1] . $callback($v[2]) . $v[3]; },
       
$line
   
);
}
?>

Example of usage:
<?php
$list
= array('php', 'apache web server');
$str = "php and the apache web server work fine together. php-gtk, for example, won't match. apache web servers shouldn't too.";

echo
replace_words($list, $str, function($v) {
    return
"<strong>{$v}</strong>";
});
?>
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chris AT cmbuckley DOT co DOT uk
4 years ago
This function does not support named subpatterns, so you can't do

<?php

preg_replace_callback
('/(?<char>[a-z])/', 'callback', 'word');

function
callback($matches) {
   
var_dump($matches);
}

?>

and expect to get $matches['char'] in your function.
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tijn at q-go dot com
5 years ago
To access a local variable within a callback, use currying (delayed argument binding). For example
<?php
function curry($func, $arity) {
    return
create_function('', "
        \$args = func_get_args();
        if(count(\$args) >=
$arity)
            return call_user_func_array('
$func', \$args);
        \$args = var_export(\$args, 1);
        return create_function('','
            \$a = func_get_args();
            \$z = ' . \$args . ';
            \$a = array_merge(\$z,\$a);
            return call_user_func_array(\'
$func\', \$a);
        ');
    "
);
}

function
on_match($transformation, $matches)
{
    return
$transformation[strtolower($matches[1])];
}

$transform = array('a' => 'Well,', 'd'=>'whatever', 'b'=>' ');

$callback = curry(on_match, 2);
echo
preg_replace_callback('/([a-z])/i', $callback($transform), 'Abcd');

echo
"\n";
?>

outputs:

"Well, whatever"

The magic lies in this curry function I found here: http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=336758
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nicolaspar at gmail dot com
5 years ago
To spend more than one parameter can do the following (note the "e" parameter in preg_replace function)
<?
$array = array(
1=>'ONE',
2=>'TWO',
3=>'Three'
);

function search(&$array, $str, $foo, $bar){
    return ( empty($array[$str]) ? '['.$foo.'-'.$bar.']' : $array[$str] );
}

function keys(&$array, $str,$foo,$bar){
    return preg_replace('/\[(.*?)\]/e',"search(\$array,$1,\$foo,\$bar)",$str);
}

$str = "One [1] Two [2] Three [3], Other parameter [22]";

echo keys($array, $str,'Foo','Bar');
?>
Nice
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Underdog
2 months ago
For the callback I advise only to use a permanent or anonymous function.

Depending on the usage you may encounter memory issues when using create_function for the callback possibly due to attempts at being compatible with PHP 5.2 or prior. Some servers  refuse to update their PHP  for whatever reason.

Please peruse the create_function documentation for more details regarding its memory usage.

Regards.
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T-Soloveychik at ya dot ru
8 months ago
Text lines numeration:
<?PHP
// Multieline text:
   
$Text = "
Some
Multieline
text
for
numeration"
;

// For count:
   
$GLOBALS["LineNUMBER"] = 1;

// Replace linestart on number:
   
PRINT preg_replace_callback("/^/m",function ()
        {
            return
$GLOBALS["LineNUMBER"]++."  ";
        },
       
$Text);

?>

1
2 Some
3 Multieline
4 text
5 for
6 numeration
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kkatpki
10 months ago
Note that, as of PHP 5.3, it seems that named subpatterns are now included in the matches array by their named key as well as their numerical key.

To build off of Chris' previous example, as of PHP 5.3, you *can* do

<?php

preg_replace_callback
('/(?<char>[a-z])/', 'callback', 'word');

function
callback($matches) {
   
var_dump($matches);
}

?>

and expect to get $matches['char'] in your function. * BUT ONLY AS OF PHP 5.3 *

Please be mindful of this if you intend to support PHP 5.2.
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Florian Arndt
2 years ago
This small class allows PHP users to read JSON files with include statements in them. For instance the include {{{ "relative/to/including.json" }}} is replaced by the content of the json file located at "relative/to/including.json".

<?php
   
/**
     * Handles JSON files with includes
     * Purpose: handle bigger JSON files by featuring "includes"
     *
     * @author Florian Arndt
     */
   
class JWI {
       
/**
         * Parses a JSON file and returns its contents
         * @param String $filename
         */
       
static function read($filename) {
            if(!
file_exists($filename))
                throw new
Exception('<b>JWI Error: JSON file <tt>'.$filename.'</tt> not found!</b>');
           
$content = join('', file($filename));
           
$dir = dirname($filename);
           
/**
             * replace
             *   include statements
             * with
             *   content of the file to include
             * recursively
             */
           
$content = preg_replace_callback(
               
'/{{{\s*"\s*(.+)\s*"\s*}}}/', // >include file< - pattern
               
create_function(
                   
'$matches', // callback parameter
                   
sprintf(
                       
'$fn = "%s/".$matches[1];'.
                       
'return JWI::read($fn);',
                       
realpath(dirname($filename))
                    )
                ),
               
$content
           
);
            return
$content;
        }
    }
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henzeberkheij at gmail dot com
2 years ago
also note that when you are using this functionality in a class and you need variables in that class, you can use a non static function as callback. array($this, functionName) should be enough to call an function of the class.

Either use create_function if you require the code only once,
use a static class function if no need for accessing variables in that class. or use the array metioned earlier in my post for having access to class variables or other functions!
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aleksander at throw dot pl
3 years ago
I needed a simple code to tidy up a string. It simply had to upper-case letters after dot. Simple code to do so:

<?php
$string
= preg_replace_callback(
'|(?:\.)(?:\s*)(\w{1})|Ui',
create_function('$matches', 'return ". ".strtoupper($matches[1]);'), ucfirst($string)
);
?>

<?php
$string
= 'lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. sed ullamcorper diam eu lorem varius nec porta elit iaculis.';

echo
preg_replace_callback(
'|(?:\.)(?:\s*)(\w{1})|Ui',
create_function('$matches', 'return ". ".strtoupper($matches[1]);'), ucfirst($string)
);
?>

Will output: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed ullamcorper diam eu lorem varius nec porta elit iaculis.

<?php
$string
= 'lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.                 sed ullamcorper diam eu lorem varius nec porta elit iaculis.';

echo
preg_replace_callback(
'|(?:\.)(?:\s*)(\w{1})|Ui',
create_function('$matches', 'return ". ".strtoupper($matches[1]);'), ucfirst($string)
);
?>

Will output: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed ullamcorper diam eu lorem varius nec porta elit iaculis.

Nothing fancy, but useful :)
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Sjon at hortensius dot net
6 years ago
preg_replace_callback returns NULL when pcre.backtrack_limit is reached; this sometimes occurs faster then you might expect. No error is raised either; so don't forget to check for NULL yourself
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matt at mattsoft dot net
7 years ago
it is much better on preformance and better practice to use the preg_replace_callback function instead of preg_replace with the e modifier.

function a($text){return($text);}

// 2.76 seconds to run 50000 times
preg_replace("/\{(.*?)\}/e","a('\\1','\\2','\\3',\$b)",$a);

// 0.97 seconds to run 50000 times
preg_replace_callback("/\{(.*?)\}/s","a",$a);
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webmaster at mp3s dot pl
2 years ago
I noticed that 'e' modifier use addslashed on result

<?
function wyczysc_strongi($string) {
    if(mb_strlen($string,'UTF-8')>60) {
        return $string;
    } else {
        return '<strong>'.$string.'</strong>';
    }
}

$tresc = "<strong>fajna dupa's</strong>";

$tresc = preg_replace("/<strong>(.*?)<\/strong>/ie",'wyczysc_strongi("$1")',$tresc);

echo $tresc will give: <strong>fajna dupa\'s</strong>
?>

solution: $tresc = stripslashes($tresc);
after callback
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