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

Michael Kay mike at saxonica.com
Tue Apr 8 10:20:26 PDT 2014

On 7 Apr 2014, at 17:07, Ihe Onwuka <ihe.onwuka at gmail.com> wrote:

> backticks match the \w regex class which does seem at odds with the
> definition of that class.

You might call it a backtick, and misuse it as a kind of quotation mark, but its proper Unicode name and intended semantics is "grave accent", and the \w category includes all non-spacing diacriticals.

Michael Kay

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