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Last Comment Bug 309840 - Regular expression /[/]/ gives "unterminated character class" error
: Regular expression /[/]/ gives "unterminated character class" error
: verified1.8
Product: Core
Classification: Components
Component: JavaScript Engine (show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Blake Kaplan (:mrbkap)
: Jason Orendorff [:jorendorff]
: 212822 224988 235508 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2005-09-23 19:33 PDT by Jesse Ruderman
Modified: 2006-08-04 12:17 PDT (History)
9 users (show)
brendan: blocking1.8b5+
bob: in‑testsuite+
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Allow / in char classes (1.86 KB, patch)
2005-09-27 10:57 PDT, Blake Kaplan (:mrbkap)
brendan: review+
shaver: superreview+
asa: approval1.8b5+
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Description Jesse Ruderman 2005-09-23 19:33:25 PDT
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8b5) Gecko/20050923

Firefox gives an "unterminated character class" error on the regular expression
/[/]/.  Safari and Opera 8.5 accept it.

I noticed this because a regular expression containing [/] appears in, which was mentioned in 
bug 309695 comment 9.
Comment 1 Bob Clary [:bc:] 2005-09-23 20:24:59 PDT

This is technically invalid. <>. I
have some raw data on top sites I can mine for how common this is in the wild.
Comment 2 Brendan Eich [:brendan] 2005-09-23 20:26:27 PDT
This is entirely contrary to ECMA-262 Edition 3, and to its regexp progenitor,
Perl.  However, mrbkap expressed sympathy, however fleeting under my withering
counterattack ;-). He wins this no-prize.

I'm quite interested in bclary's top site spidering results.

Comment 3 Bob Clary [:bc:] 2005-09-23 21:52:15 PDT
I've been running scans of the top 69 sites 1 level deep (usually ~100 pages per
site) and haven't seen an instance of this error. This doesn't imply that the
error is rare. It has been a reoccuring issue over the years, especially on MS
sites. I could run a 2 level scan if you think it would be worth it, but it
would take a few days.
Comment 4 Blake Kaplan (:mrbkap) 2005-09-23 23:02:50 PDT
I think if we want this, we want it for Firefox 1.5.
Comment 5 Jesse Ruderman 2005-09-25 19:54:07 PDT
I searched for bugs with comments containing "unterminated character class" and
found these:

Open tech evang bugs: bug 235508, bug 224988 (Microsoft), bug 212822

Bugs with discussion: bug 89586, bug 173067, bug 212822
Comment 6 Mike Connor [:mconnor] 2005-09-26 21:57:53 PDT
Need a fix this week if this is going to make it.
Comment 7 Blake Kaplan (:mrbkap) 2005-09-27 10:57:08 PDT
Created attachment 197590 [details] [diff] [review]
Allow / in char classes
Comment 8 Mike Shaver (:shaver -- probably not reading bugmail closely) 2005-09-27 11:31:31 PDT
Comment on attachment 197590 [details] [diff] [review]
Allow / in char classes

Comment 9 Asa Dotzler [:asa] 2005-09-30 12:03:02 PDT
we're not going to hold the release for this but if it comes to us with full
reviews and it's low risk, we can talk.
Comment 10 Brendan Eich [:brendan] 2005-10-03 11:26:27 PDT
Comment on attachment 197590 [details] [diff] [review]
Allow / in char classes

Yeah, this is safe.  The only way to close a character class is with an
unescaped ], and you can't nest character classes, so a boolean suffices.

Comment 11 Blake Kaplan (:mrbkap) 2005-10-03 11:30:44 PDT
Fix checked into trunk.
Comment 12 Brendan Eich [:brendan] 2005-10-03 18:18:04 PDT
Comment on attachment 197590 [details] [diff] [review]
Allow / in char classes

This fixes a highly dup'ed IE compatibility bug.  It's an extension to ECMA
syntax	that's allowed by Section 16.  I'm approving it so that we can get it
into 1.8b5 / Firefox 1.5b2.

Comment 13 Brendan Eich [:brendan] 2005-10-03 18:18:36 PDT
Don't forget to set fixed1.8 when this lands on the branch tonight.

Comment 14 Blake Kaplan (:mrbkap) 2005-10-03 21:29:35 PDT
Checked into MOZILLA_1_8_BRANCH.
Comment 15 Jesse Ruderman 2005-10-05 12:37:58 PDT
*** Bug 235508 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 16 Jesse Ruderman 2005-10-05 12:38:56 PDT
*** Bug 212822 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 17 Olivier Cahagne 2005-10-05 13:54:58 PDT
*** Bug 224988 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 18 Bob Clary [:bc:] 2005-10-09 19:39:07 PDT
Checking in regress-309840.js;
/cvsroot/mozilla/js/tests/ecma_3/RegExp/regress-309840.js,v  <--  regress-309840.js
initial revision: 1.1

obsoletes js1_5/Regress/regress-173067.js
Comment 19 :Gavin Sharp [email:] 2005-11-30 07:57:26 PST
*** Bug 318303 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 20 Bob Clary [:bc:] 2006-04-04 15:43:31 PDT
verified fixed 200604-1, 1.8, 1.9a1 win/mac/linux
Comment 21 Bob Clary [:bc:] 2006-08-04 12:17:42 PDT
note to self: ecma_3/RegExp/regress-309840.js timed out on peach 1.8 debug browser, but not on prune. Could not reproduce manually.

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