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[Bug 12555] The informative note has contents that should be clearer in the normative text. Namely, a regular expression with alternate branches (a|ab) will match the string 'ab' in a more "greedy" way if compiled as the informative note suggests. As-is, implementat

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Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 22:10:38 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12555

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
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         Resolution|                            |FIXED

--- Comment #3 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-07-15 22:10:38 UTC ---
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Status: Partially Accepted
Change Description: see diff given below
Rationale: 

The sentence in question is only defining the document conformance criteria,
and the edit you suggest would break the conformance criteria. For example, it
would make the following not invalid:

   pattern=")("

However, I've tried to add to the relevant prose to be clearer.

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