Making sense of RegExp–or almost

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Making sense of RegExp–or almost
Making sense of RegExp–or almost
Try saying /”RegExp Explain extension/” out loud 10 times.


Fun fact: the regular expression to validate email addresses comes from the HTML5 specs and it’s what web browsers use. But it’s NOT correct. The specs say it’s a /”willful violation of RFC 5322, which defines a syntax for email addresses that is simultaneously too strict, too vague, and too lax to be of practical use./”

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