[thelist] RegEx problem again

Frank lists at frankmarion.com
Mon Aug 8 11:18:30 CDT 2005

At 11:34 AM 2005-08-08, you wrote:
>Just add a space to the character sets, so [a-zA-Z] becomes [a-zA-Z ].  Note
>the space before the closing square bracket.

 > var namematch = /^[a-zA-Z]{3,}$/.test(nametext.value);
 > namematch = (namematch  || /^[a-zA-Z\*]{4,}$/.test(nametext.value));

That's right

 > var namematch = /^[a-zA-Z ]{3,}$/.test(nametext.value);
 > namematch = (namematch  || /^[a-zA-Z\* ]{4,}$/.test(nametext.value));

By the way, if your quantifyer "{3,}" has a comma, it means between 
(quantity) and unlimted times, it becomes greedy--it will return as many as 
it can. If you remove the comma, then it is the exact quantity of (quantity).

Frank Marion     lists at frankmarion.com      Keep the signal high.

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