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Problem with W3Schools Regexp Object reference, [A-z]


John Curley
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I am an occasional user of javascript who relies on W3Schools reference and tutorials, which are great. However I recently wasted over an hour tracking a problem due to a misleading description in the Regexp Object reference, namely the line:

 

[A-z] Find any character from uppercase A to lowercase z

 

What isn't mentioned is that the regular expression [A-z] also finds other things like brackets, backslash and underline. This caused my program to complain about missing brackets. I suggest the problem line read instead:

 

[a-zA-Z] Find any character from uppercase A to lowercase z

 

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Not sure what your problem is. It doesn't match brackets.

 

http://jsfiddle.net/RPLUm/

 

Anything in a bracket says "match these characters". Then you define what characters you want to be matched. If you want to match actual brackets you need to escape the bracket with a backslash ''.

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Oh. Well I didn't know that. Probably a good idea to include that in the tut if it's not already.

 

You should probably just use w, d, s, etc. I've never actually used A-z or any variation of it. Just my opinion.

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