JavaScript multiline Property: RegExp Object


The multiline property of the RegExp object is used to determine whether or not to search in strings across multiple lines.

The value of multiline is true if the "m" flag is used, otherwise false.


Implemented in JavaScript 1.2




The following web document demonstrates how the multiline 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 multiline Property : Example-1</title>
<h1 style="color: red">JavaScript Regexp multiline Property</h1>
<hr />
<script type="text/javascript">
//This is done to make the following JavaScript code compatible to XHTML. <![CDATA[
var rex = new RegExp("The quick brown fox", "m");
if ( rex.multiline )
document.write("Multiline property is set");
document.write("Multiline property is not set");

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Supported Browser

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See also:

JavaScript Core objects, methods, properties.

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