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Re: xpath 2 regex

Subject: Re: xpath 2 regex
From: Michael Sokolov <msokolov@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2013 08:56:23 -0400
Re:  xpath 2 regex
It seems likely () (for grouping) was intended rather than [] (for a character class)?

On 04/04/2013 08:04 AM, David Carlisle wrote:
On 04/04/2013 13:00, David Carlisle wrote:
On 04/04/2013 12:40, davep wrote:
<xsl:template
match="p[matches(normalize-space(), '^[the quick] |
[brown fox]' )]"



that matches either


a string that starts with one of the letters t h e ' ' q u i c k
followed by a space.

or string that contains
a space followed by one of the letters  b r o w n f x




the second clause should be


or string that contains a space followed by one of the letters b r o w n ' ' f x

Although you can't actually match a space followed by another space in this context as you have used normalize-space on the input.

David





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