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[Bug 1922] 'x' regex flag not entirely clear

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Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 13:26:48 +0000
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------- Additional Comments From ashok.malhotra@oracle.com  2005-09-14 13:26 -------
Amended proposal based on Michael Kay observation that whitespace characters are
not allowed after the backslash and so we should strip them out if they do occur.


x: If present, whitespace characters in the regex are removed prior to matching
with one exception:  whitespace characters within character class expressions
(charClassExpr) are not removed. This can be used, for example, to break up long
regex' into readable lines.

fn:matches("helloworld", "hello world", "x") returns true

fn:matches("helloworld", "hello[ ]world", "x") returns false

fn:matches("hello world", "hello\ sworld", "x") returns true
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