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.CONVERT HTML TO TEXT

This subroutine converts a HTML field to plain APPX text. Release 5.5. & higher.


Usage:

      PASS         <text>                     FIELD            SHARE? Y
      PASS         <html>                     FIELD            SHARE? N
      GOSUB    --- .CONVERT HTML TO TEXT
      *        check for errors
      IF       --- .CONVERT HTML TO TEXT      NE

Description:

This subroutine converts a field containing HTML tags and encodings into plain APPX text. All parameters are required, if any are missing the subroutine will CANCEL.

<text> returns the converted HTML (Required). This must be PASSed with Share "Y" to return the value.

<HTML> is the HTML data you want converted (Required).

This routine will first convert any <br /> tags to chr(182), strip all remaining HTML tags, then convert any HTML entites into their ISO-8859-15 single byte equivalents, ie, becomes the paragraph symbol (chr(182)), etc. Entities that can't be converted will be changed to a space.

If <text> is too small to contain the converted text, --- .CONVERT HTML TO TEXT will contain 'Data was truncated'.

Also see .CONVERT TEXT TO HTML

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-- JeanNeron - 2019-07-09

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