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When you use the shExpMatch function in .pac files, advanced regular expression syntax does not work in Internet Explorer.
The shExpMatch function is used in .pac files to match the current URL against any shell expression. In addition, shExpMatch is usually used to decide which proxy to use depending on the URL that is entered. In Internet Explorer, the support for shell expressions is limited to "?" and "*" in the expressions. This is by design.
For more information about the .pac file syntax, visit the following Netscape Web site:
http://wp.netscape.com/eng/mozilla/2.0/relnotes/demo/proxy-live.htmlFor more information on regular expressions, visit the following Mozilla Web site:
Article ID: 274204 - Last Review: July 5, 2007 - Revision: 3.1
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