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Author kxroberto
Recipients Neil Muller, ezio.melotti, fdrake, jjlee, kxroberto, orsenthil, r.david.murray, terry.reedy
Date 2011-11-16.10:16:50
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The old patch warned already the majority of real cases  - except the missing white space between attributes.

"The tolerant regex will match both": 
locatestarttagend_tolerant: The main and frequent issue on the web here is the missing white space between attributes (with enclosed values). And there is the new tolerant comma between attributes, which however I have not seen so far anywhere (the old warning machanism and attrfind.match would have already raised it at "junk chars ..." event.
Both issues can be easily warned (also/already) at quite no cost by the slightly extended regex below (when the 2 new non-pseudo regex groups are check against <>None in check_for_whole_start_tag). 
Or missing whitespace could be warned (multiple times) at attrfind time.

attrfind_tolerant : I see no point in the old/"strict" attrfind. (and the difference is guessed 0.000% of real cases). attrfind_tolerant  could become the only attrfind.


locatestarttagend_tolerant = re.compile(r"""
  <[a-zA-Z][-.a-zA-Z0-9:_]*          # tag name
  (?:(?:\s+|(\s*))                   # optional whitespace before attribute name
    (?:[a-zA-Z_][-.:a-zA-Z0-9_]*     # attribute name
      (?:\s*=\s*                     # value indicator
        (?:'[^']*'                   # LITA-enclosed value
          |\"[^\"]*\"                # LIT-enclosed value
          |[^'\">\s]+                # bare value
         (?:\s*(,))*                   # possibly followed by a comma
  \s*                                # trailing whitespace
""", re.VERBOSE)
attrfind_tolerant = re.compile(

#s='<abc a="b,+"c="d"e=f>text'
#s='<abc a="b,+" c="d"e=f>text'
s='<abc a="b,+",c="d" e=f>text'

m =
print m.groups()
#if is not None: self.warning('space missing ...
#if is not None: self.warning('comma between attr...

m =, 5)
print m.groups()
Date User Action Args
2011-11-16 10:16:52kxrobertosetrecipients: + kxroberto, fdrake, terry.reedy, jjlee, orsenthil, ezio.melotti, Neil Muller, r.david.murray
2011-11-16 10:16:52kxrobertosetmessageid: <>
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