[whatwg] Web Forms 2.0 Substantial - Section 2

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jun 24 08:00:40 PDT 2004

On Tue, 22 Jun 2004, fantasai wrote:
> hehehe. What is the empty string supposed to do if you use it as a regex
> pattern in ECMA?

Matches any empty string in your string. Which is another way of saying
"matches anything", since the empty string is always a substring of any

> http://www.jacobsm.com/regexp.htm seems to say "match anything", so you
> could define the empty string as being the pattern "" without the ^$
> bit.

I just changed it to say it matches anything without saying what pattern
it was equivalent to.

>>>2.16. Handling unexpected elements and values
>>># Unless otherwise forced to appear by a stylesheet, other child nodes are
>>># never visible.
>>># rendering the initial value only, with the rest of the content not displayed
>>># (unless forced to appear through some CSS)
>>>Forced to appear how? By what CSS?
>> CSS3 'content', for instance.
> Example?

   * { binding: none; content: contents; }

...or some such.

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