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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: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 07:57:17 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12555

Hallvord R. M. Steen <hallvord@opera.com> changed:

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--- Comment #2 from Hallvord R. M. Steen <hallvord@opera.com> 2011-04-26 07:57:17 UTC ---
Suggested edit:

replace 

when compiled as a JavaScript regular expression with the <code
title="">global</code>, <code title="">ignoreCase</code>, and <code
title="">multiline</code> flags <em>disabled</em>

with 

when compiled as a JavaScript regular expression prefixed by '^(?', postfixed
by '$)' and with the <code title="">global</code>, <code
title="">ignoreCase</code>, and <code title="">multiline</code> flags
<em>disabled</em>

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