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Re: Comments in XPath / XSLT regular expressions?

Subject: Re: Comments in XPath / XSLT regular expressions?
From: Frans Englich <frans.englich@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 09:08:46 +0000
Re:  Comments in XPath / XSLT regular expressions?
On Wednesday 26 July 2006 08:45, Abel Braaksma Online wrote:
> Dear List,
>
> The regular expression syntax used in XSLT and XPath is largely based on
> Perl's regular expression syntax. Perl added a very useful construct to
> their regular expression dialect: the /x modifier. It gives "whitespace
> freedom" and allows for comments inside regular expressions. It was a
> great enhancement at the time, especially for moderate to difficult
> regexes.

As I see it, XPath 2.0 has that flag too. See XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 
Functions and Operators, section 7.6.1.1 Flags:

http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath-functions/#regex-syntax


Cheers,

		Frans

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