I recently discovered this search and replace dialog in MediaWiki and have been using it more and more:

MediaWiki search and replace dialog

But I can't seem to find the documentation on it. On the MediaWiki website I always find info about some extension that does search and replace over an entire wiki when I try to search for this.

I can't tell which regex dialect the dialog uses or which regex features it does and doesn't support. It ought most likely to be JavaScript's dialect yet ^ didn't seem to work nor did other things I tried, so now I'm looking to read the manual, if there is one ...

  • Note, that's provided by WikiEditor. mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:WikiEditor
    – Nemo
    Apr 27 '15 at 13:06
  • @Nemo: I was too dim to find this dialog or its regex documented there either. Could you point it out for me? Apr 27 '15 at 13:22
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    It's not documented indeed. :) I only pointed out to ease other people's code and issue tracker inspections. :)
    – Nemo
    Apr 28 '15 at 8:13

It is a plain Javascript regex. You probably made some kind of typo.


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