[whatwg] Web Forms 2.0 Substantial - Section 2

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jun 24 06:25:58 PDT 2004

On Thu, 24 Jun 2004, Ian Hickson wrote:
> Ok now I'm really confused. It's like ".*" sometimes matches newlines
> and sometimes doesn't. Am I missing something obvious here?:

Nevermind, I had completely misread the spec.

If you have /m, ^ and $ match the edges of each _line_, not each string.
so /^.*$/m matches blank lines (such as "\n\n" in the example you gave,
Hallvord). So we don't want multiline at all. I've removed that from the
spec. Please pardon my momentary insanity. :-)

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Things that are impossible just take longer.   `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'

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