MediaWiki talk:Titleblacklist

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Regex syntax documentation

For reference documentation on the regular expression syntax used by the TitleBlacklist extension [1] see this resource: PHP PCRE Patterns

Johan G (Talk | contribs) 10:30, 15 July 2017 (EDT)

Why the dot prefixes?

What do the initial dots do? For example in:

.Technical Support Number.*

Would that not make it a non-match if there is no letter there (i.e. the beginning of the line)? See also Dot.

Johan G (Talk | contribs) 10:38, 15 July 2017 (EDT)

In the cases using
it is easy. No or any number of any characters.
Johan G (Talk | contribs) 14:19, 16 July 2017 (EDT)