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Subject: Re: Ungready Flag on Regex
From: "Imsieke, Gerrit, le-tex gerrit.imsieke@xxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2020 14:54:15 -0000
Re:  Ungready Flag on Regex
On 08.10.2020 16:26, Liam R. E. Quin liam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
You want [^*]*?

Thinking of the brilliant potential for misunderstanding that this answer entails.

Christophe: I don't understand why you are asking me whether I want [^*]*.

Jokes aside, I think you need the non-greedy question mark modifier, but not on [^*]*. You use it to make .* non-greedy. Otherwise it will stop at the first '*' that it encounters.

This works:

<xsl:template name="xsl:initial-template">
      select="'Comments are delimited by **/* */** or prefixed by **//**'"
          <xsl:value-of select="regex-group(1)"/>
        <xsl:value-of select="."/>

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