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Regular Expressions in XQuery/XPath2

From: Jennifer Schachter <jas@decisionsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 11:40:26 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi, 

In section 6.3.15.1 of the F&O spec, it says that:

"In string mode, the meta-character . matches any character whatsoever. In 
multi-line mode, the meta-character . matches any character except a newline 
character."

This seems to infer that in string mode, the meta-character . should match
the newline character. However, this behaviour would differ from that of
Regular Expressions in XML Schemas: in appendix F of the XML Schema
Datatypes spec the equivalent character class for . is given as [^\n\r].

Can you please verify whether a newline should match the . meta-character 
in string mode? Is the newline character considered 'any character'?

Cheers, 
Jennifer

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Jennifer "Georgina" Schachter, Software Engineer  
DecisionSoft Ltd.            http://www.decisionsoft.com
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Received on Wednesday, 16 October 2002 03:13:34 UTC

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