Explain it ?

According to definition of prefix on Wikipedia :" A proper prefix of a string is not equal to the string itself."

so how for "test case 1: <<>> " answer 4 is possible ?
plz explain if i am going wrong.

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Please ask these type of questions on comments page. :slight_smile: . However the question wants you to output “maximum length” of string that is valid starting from index 0.

for example
<<>> here whole string is valid so length is 4
<>>> here only starting 2 is valid so length is 2

Hope that clears your doubt.

PS: The questions talks about prefix not “proper prefix” . A prefix can be equal to the string itself.

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