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sml schema regular expression performance

From: Armishev, Sergey <sarmishev@idirect.net>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 22:03:58 +0000
To: "xmlschema-dev@w3.org" <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
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Hi, XML schema experts.
I have question regarding Regular Expression performance. I received the opinion that XML schema using very inefficient engine.
Below is a statement. Is it TRUE or FALSE and WHY


when it comes to regex, XSD has one thing VERY WRONG:

anchoring regexes is NOT a way to make them perform better!



Ever heard of "first character optimization" in regex engines? Pretty much all engines _on earth_ have that nowadays. And they perform _worse_ when the regex is surrounded with .*.



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What is your take on this?



-Sergey
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