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1. The JavaScript Language > 1.7. Regular Expressions

Regular Expressions

JavaScript supports regular expressions for pattern matching with the same syntax as the Perl programming language. JavaScript 1.2 supports Perl 4 regular expressions, and JavaScript 1.5 adds supports for some of the additional features of Perl 5 regular expressions. A regular expression is specified literally in a JavaScript program as a sequence of characters within slash (/) characters, optionally followed by one or more of the modifier characters g (global search), i (case-insensitive search), and m (multi-line mode; a JavaScript 1.5 feature). In addition to this literal syntax, RegExp objects can be created with the RegExp( ) constructor, which accepts the pattern and modifier characters as string arguments, without the slash characters.


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