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String replace JavaScript bad design

From: gaz Heyes <gazheyes@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:26:20 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=t+z3PJWcaqcaaw2X7dPHM02_4wV1ymk4GXTj8@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-web-security@w3.org" <public-web-security@w3.org>
Hi all

I'd just thought I'd share my post on JavaScript string.replace behaviour.

I consider the function to be badly designed (although an excellent function
overall). I've provided a JavaScript patch until (if ever) browsers change
it's behaviour. I also consider Mozilla's third argument a really bad idea
as this unsupported by the other browsers at this time and adding flags just
seems pretty messy and adds to the confusion.


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