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Re: Removing spaces, again.

by larryl (Scribe)
on Mar 16, 2001 at 01:40 UTC ( #64794=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Removing spaces, again.

Your pattern is doing a greedy match, so (.*) matches everything from "LCD" to the end, including trailing whitespace. The regex is still happy because the \s*$ at the end is satisfied by matching nothing.

Try m/^\s*(\S*)/ instead. No need to add the optional whitespace match at the end of the pattern as long as you know you only want to match up to (but not including) the first (optional) whitespace.

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[Corion]: marto: I believe nowadays, at least window.opener should not be set anymore (except maybe within the same domain)
[Corion]: But I wouldn't really know as I don't use iexplore much (except at $work) and mostly surf with JS disabled (except at $work :) )
[marto]: yeah, this is at work, where some intranet app launches links via When users close the intranet page so that only the new JS opened windows exist, clicking URLs in an email (or whatever) don't open
[Corion]: marto: It somewhat makes sense that the reduced popup window doesn't get new URLs, but it makes less sense that no new browser window opens :)
[marto]: Corion, yeah, why no new browser window opens is currently beyond my understanding
[marto]: thanks

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