[whatwg] Web Forms 2.0 Substantial - Section 2

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jun 23 09:52:49 PDT 2004

On Wed, 23 Jun 2004, Hallvord Reiar Michaelsen Steen wrote:
> But the spec already says
> "The pattern must be compiled with the multiline flag enabled (see
> ECMA262, section"
> This means that periods DO match newlines.

No, it doesn't. See, under "Atom :: .", and note the lack of a
mention of the "multiline" flag.

> javascript:alert(/^.*$/m.test('multiple \n\n lines \n\n here'))

Hrm, odd. This indeed says "true" in Opera, Moz and IE.

Is this an item for the errata? I'll contact Brendan.

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