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Subject: Re: Regular expression functions (Was: Re: comments on December F&O draft)
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2002 13:05:00 GMT
Re: Regular expression functions (Was: Re:  comments on
>I think a lot of this could be refined, but that as a general approach
> it might be feasible. Any thoughts?

yes this is sort of more like I had in mind

You said
> I suggest a function (or two, perhaps,
> given the general avoidance of function overloading) that basically
> tokenises a string based on a regular expression. The signature of the
> function would be:

and I said in a message that I posted a second before getting yours:

 I'd hoped (but haven't been able to cleanly spec so far)
  to stay with just adding regexp functionality even in this case,
  as that is (often) enough to tokenise the input string, and to control
  the extra state information required to parse the tokens using
  existing XSLT control constructs.

I think we're talking about the same thing (you're more eloquent of


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