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.
flagsString
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

Supported in Gecko 1.9 and later.

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