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    regexp:match() performs regular expression matching on a string, returning the submatches found as a result.

    Syntax

    regexp:match(targetString, regExpString[[, flagsString]])
    

    Arguments

    targetString
    The string to perform regular expression matching upon.
    regExpString
    The JavaScript style regular expression to evaluate.
    flagsString
    An optional string containing character flags.

    The character flags are:

    g
    Global match
    The submatches from every match in the string are returned. If this flag isn't specified, only the submatches from the first match are returned.
    i
    Case insensitive match
    If this flag is specified, the match is performed in a case insensitive fashion.

    Returns

    A node set of match elements, each of which has the string value equal to a portion of the first parameter string as captured by the regular expression. If the match isn't a global one, the first match element has the value of the portion of the string matched by the entire regular expression.

    For example:

    <xsl:for-each select="regExp:match('http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Firefox_3_for_developers', 
                                       '(\w+):\/\/([^/:]+)(:\d*)?([^# ]*)')">
       Part <xsl:value-of select="position()" /> = <xsl:value-of select="." />
    </xsl:for-each>
    

    This code generates the following output:

    Part 1 = http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Firefox_3_for_developers
    Part 2 = http
    Part 3 = developer.mozilla.org
    Part 4 = 
    Part 5 = /en/docs/Firefox_3_for_developers
    

    Defined

    EXSLT - REGEXP:MATCH

    Gecko support

    Supported in Gecko 1.9 and later.

    Document Tags and Contributors

    Contributors to this page: Sheppy, Fredchat, Mgjbot
    Last updated by: Sheppy,