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JavaScript global Property

JavaScript global Property : RegExp Object


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The global property of the RegExp object specifies whether the g flag is used with the regular expression or not. If used, the regular expression is tested against all possible matches in a string. The value of the global is true if the "g" flag is used; otherwise false.


Implemented in JavaScript 1.2



Example :

The following web document demonstrates how the global property can be used.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>JavaScript Regexp global Property : Example-1</title>
<h1 style="color: red">JavaScript Regexp global Property</h1>
<hr />
<script type="text/javascript">
//This is done to make the following JavaScript code compatible to XHTML. <![CDATA[
// A regular expression on the pattern “The”
strpat1 = new RegExp("The","g");
// Declare a string.
str1 = "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog";
// Executes search for pattern match with exec() and store result in an array array1,array2.
array1 = strpat1.exec(str1);
document.write("The value of RegExp.global (for 'The' pattern) is: " + strpat1.global);//]]>

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Supported Browser

Internet Explorer 7 Firefox 3.6 Google Chrome 7 Safari 5.0.1 Opera 10
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See also :

JavaScript Core objects, methods, properties.


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