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Re: [xsl] check the type of the $pattern argument to a regular expression?
Subject: Re: [xsl] check the type of the $pattern argument to a regular expression?|
From: Abel Braaksma <abel.online@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 16:14:34 +0200
bryan rasmussen wrote:
okay, the limitation I was thinking of is that XML Schema's regex are
anchored (sort of sick so don't want to go find the spec and hunt up
the correct wording) and XSL-T not
Precisely. Which is explained under 7.6.2 of XPath 2 spec (most of 7.6
explains the differences with XML Schema Regexes):
Unless the metacharacters ^ and $ are used as anchors, the string is
considered to match the pattern if any substring matches the pattern.
But if anchors are used, the anchors must match the start/end of the
string (in string mode), or the start/end of a line (in multiline mode).
This is different from the behavior of patterns in [XML Schema Part 2:
Datatypes Second Edition], where regular expressions are implicitly
Wish you well!
-- Abel Braaksma
Michael Kay - Mon, 16 Apr 2007 12:56:40 +0100