regexp:test()

regexp:test() tests to see whether a string matches a specified regular expression.

Syntax

regexp:test(testString, regExpString[, flagsString])

Parameters

testString
The string to test..
regExpString
The JavaScript style regular expression to evaluate.
flagsStringOptional
An optional string containing character flags.

The character flags are:

g
Global match
Has no effect for this function; it's allowed for consistency with other regexp functions.
i
Case insensitive match
If this flag is specified, the match is performed in a case insensitive fashion.

Returns

true if the specified regexp matches the test string.

Specifications

EXSLT - REGEXP:TEST

Browser compatibility

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regexp:test()Chrome ? Edge ? Firefox Full support 3IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

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