[xquery-talk] [xsl] Re: backticks in regex - tales of the unexpected part II

Ihe Onwuka ihe.onwuka at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 09:36:29 PDT 2014

Just going by the definition of the \w class in MK's XPath 2.0
reference - \w -> a character considered to form part of a word

So it's TS if backtick isn't a word character in your vocabulary.
Probably neither the first or the last to get caught by that one.

On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 5:21 PM, David Carlisle <davidc at nag.co.uk> wrote:
> On 07/04/2014 17:09, Ihe Onwuka wrote:
>> to put that another way why is a backtick (matches \w) deemed more
>> wordy than a quote which doesn't match \w.
> You cross posted to the wrong lists really, regex syntax is as defined
> by schema, not by xsl or xquery, and that defines \w as
> [#x0000-#x10FFFF]-[\p{P}\p{Z}\p{C}] (all characters except the set of
> "punctuation", "separator" and "other" characters)
> By backtick I assume you mean U+0060 [`] which isn't a quotation mark,
> it's a grave accent and has unicode class Sk so isn't punctuation,
> separator or other. (Sk is "symbols")
> David
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