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RE: [F&O] regex syntax too limited

From: Ashok Malhotra <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 20:29:40 -0800
To: Kurt Cagle <kurt@kurtcagle.net>, public-qt-comments@w3.org
CC: Gunther Schadow <gunther@aurora.regenstrief.org>
Message-ID: <20050119202940315.00000004308@amalhotr-pc>

Thank you for your note.  The WGs discussed your recommendations at the
joint meeting on 1/19/2005 and decided not to extend the regex syntax as you suggested.
There has been similar suggestions in the past and the WGs have taken the 
position that the regex syntax is aligned with XML Schema and is adequate for the
intended purpose.

I trust this is satisfactory.

All the best, Ashok

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-qt-comments-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-qt-comments-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Kurt Cagle
> Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 12:10 PM
> To: public-qt-comments@w3.org
> Subject: [F&O] regex syntax too limited
> I wish to endorse the statements made by Gunther Schadow 
> concerning the need to adopt the full Perl 5 regular 
> expression syntax, rather than the subset endorsed by the W3C 
> Standards Group.  XSLT2 has the potential to become an 
> integral processor and compiler of extremely sophisticated 
> content, and as such its requirements for regular expressions 
> considerably exceeds the validation only aspects inherent 
> within the XML Schema implementation. I would strongly 
> endorse adopting the Perl 5 regex standard, and at the very 
> least (as per motion #2, making adoption of the full set 
> optional for vendors).
> -- Kurt Cagle
Received on Thursday, 20 January 2005 04:31:20 UTC

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