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Regular Expression : as it applies to web development technology

In programming and web scripting Regular Expressions serve as a mechanism to perform basic and complex pattern matching upon strings of text. Javascript, PHP, Actionscript and many other programming languages allow the authors to write regular expressions specifically for pattern matching. In the languages mentioned there are also some built in functions and methods that require regular expressions in order to perform their operations.

If you would like to learn about how Regular Expressions work in your programs and scripts, you can visit our scripting libraries here such as Javascript, PHP and Actionscript 3.0.