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Re: Regular expression functions (Was: Re: comments on

Subject: Re: Regular expression functions (Was: Re: comments on December F&O draft)
From: Jeni Tennison <jeni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 13:17:26 +0000
Re: Regular expression functions (Was: Re:  comments on
David C. wrote:
> Mike
>>This is because although schema specifies that the regexp must match
>>the whole string, xf:match() in effect tests the regexp against
>>every substring of the supplied string and returns a list of those
>>substrings that match.
> oh so this suggests a different answer to my "overlapping matches"
> question (in the message on the F&O document that I cross posted
> here and to the query-commets list) than the one Jeni said I ought
> to expect....

This model for xf:match() performs very interestingly with a long
string and a regular expression of ".*" :)



Jeni Tennison

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