This article is for anyone who wants to stop hacking on regular expressions and spend the few minutes to truly understand them so that you can write them correctly on the first try and won’t be guessing anymore.

100 years ago in Internet time (aka 2004) I wrote an article about Regular Expressions for Macromedia (think Flash) DevNet. It seams to me most of the times I hear developers talking about RegExes they don’t really understand the cryptic syntax and are guessing more than understanding. Hopefully this article will help.

I have made some small tweaks to the content to…




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