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Demonstration query

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The parameter does a straight replace if you type in a value so the query still runs, but it does force you to enter something before it will run.

Note: I deliberately did not tag this with [comments].

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This answer shows waffles has had some trouble confirming where comments start and end. – Mark Hurd Jun 26 '10 at 6:09
Does anybody have js regexes to strip comments? – waffles Jun 26 '10 at 12:57
@waffles: I turned up this with a quick search, maybe you can adapt it:… (that does the block-style comments, but the -- line comments should be easier to parse). – Jon Seigel Jun 26 '10 at 15:43
@waffles I assume you would have found this answer give it was listed as related to Jon's pointer. I would assume that if you included a string match in this regex first, that would skip the quoted comment starts. – Mark Hurd Jun 27 '10 at 1:24
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Barring the need to revert the code that handles this, this should no longer happen. Parameters listed in both single and multi-line comments will be ignored by the query parser, and you won't be hassled by an input box.

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