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JavaScript/REGEX: First word that begins with

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Using JavaScript and REGEX, how can I get the first word that begins with something?

This does NOT work:

var xyz = 'hello id123 world';
alert ( ( xyz.match(/id+[0-9](\b|$)/) ) ? xyz.match(/id+[0-9](\b|$)/)[0] : '');
// should alert 123

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Question by:hankknight
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The "+" should be after the "]", not before the "[".
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