Dideved - 6:25 pm on Apr 21, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: Dideved at 6:45 pm (utc) on Apr 21, 2013]
> Periods also have the same problem as lowlines: they tend to become
> invisible in links.
Well, first, periods are _not_ invisible in links. Notice phranque's post just above. There's a link with dots, and they're not invisible. Second, if we want our regexs to be bug free, then we can't assume people won't use dots, same as how we can't assume people won't use lowlines. And third, if you did start including dots, then your pattern would actually be shorter and simpler.
[edited by: Dideved at 6:45 pm (utc) on Apr 21, 2013]