Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
The stupid question is the question not asked

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

kennethk++ is right. I'd just like to post a word of warning concerning this part of your regex:


Firstly, you don't need to escape the dot in a character class (but there's nothing stopping you from doing so...). More importantly, the sequence


(with or without the backslash) in a character class means "any character between '.' (dot) and ':' (colon) (inclusive)".

As it happens, the only things in the ASCII (or UTF, or whatever) table between these two characters are the forward slash and the digits 0-9 (the latter being included, of course, in [:alnum:]).

The point is, that if you want to put a literal hyphen in a character class, you should generally put it at the very beginning or the very end, or else escape it with a backslash.

Update: Typos (yawn)

In reply to Re: Quick Regex trouble by Not_a_Number
in thread Quick Regex trouble by jrvd

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others lurking in the Monastery: (9)
    As of 2015-12-02 08:16 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?

      My keyboard shows this many letters:

      Results (37 votes), past polls