2.1.500 Part 1 Section 17.16.5.58, SKIPIF

a.   The standard makes no mention of wildcards used in the SKIPIF field.

In Word, if Operator is = or <>, Expression-2 can contain a question mark (?) to represent any single character, or an asterisk (*) to represent any string of characters. The expression shall be enclosed in quotation marks so that it is compared as a character string. If an asterisk is used in Expression-2, the portion of Expression-1 that corresponds to the asterisk, plus any remaining characters in Expression-2, shall NOT exceed 128 characters.

b.   The standard does not specify the expression that is evaluated for the comparison.

Word evaluates the following expression: comparison => expression comparison-operator expression.

c.   The Standard states that quotation marks shall be around the expression using wildcard characters.

Word does not require quotation marks surrounding expressions with wildcard characters.

d.   The Standard does not specify restrictions on the length of the wildcard expansion.

In Word, if an asterisk is used in Expression-2, the portion of Expression-1 that corresponds to the asterisk plus any remaining characters in Expression-2 shall NOT exceed 128 characters.

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